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Old 09-07-2018, 11:57 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
Charlie Pridham[_2_] Charlie Pridham[_2_] is offline
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On 07/07/2018 15:49, Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
On 06/07/2018 17:53, Charlie Pridham wrote:
On 06/07/2018 16:48, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 02:38:37 -0700 (PDT), stuart noble

Very common I know but the name eludes me

Many thanks

I'm assuming it's a wild flower, not a garden plant. My first reaction
was campion, but campion doesn't have clusters of flowers like that,
and the flowers don't look quite right. I'm puzzled, unless it's a
campion relative - alpine catchfly, lychnis alpina, which it might
well be. Images here

SRH will be along shortly under his new alias to tell you what it
really is!

Valarien maybe?

Nearly - red valerian (Centranthus ruber).

[Easier to identify from an in situ photograph, but I'm fairly certain.
It's fairly common as a garden edge plant/pavement weed.]

Thats the one I meant (should have used the Latin name - sorry) yes it
grows wild in red pink or white and can become a bit of a nuisance

Charlie Pridham
Gardening in Cornwall