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Stopthisshemozzle Wed 05-Apr-17 17:58:03

So we have moved house and the garden has some plants which I think might be veg or edible in some way.... can anyone enlighten me?

Stopthisshemozzle Wed 05-Apr-17 18:00:43

And these grin

Nottalotta Wed 05-Apr-17 18:01:57

I'm.rubbish at plants. I think we have the middle one, possibly ducmsky pink flowers, don't know if it's edible. Is the right one mint?? Pick and bit and sniff it.

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:02:51

1. Poppy
2. Aquilegia
3. I always think these are forget-me-nots but I think I'm wrong.

(I am merely an amateur so may be wrong, but these all self seed so are often seen)

Nottalotta Wed 05-Apr-17 18:03:18

Middle of second lot - primrose/primula? We have the first one too, don't know what it is but not food I don't think.

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:03:32

4. Euphorbia - toxic sap!

PurpleDaisies Wed 05-Apr-17 18:03:51

On your first post the middle one looks like aquilegia which is a pretty flower.

The second post first one might be euphorbia and the middle one I think is a primrose.

None are edible!

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:04:11

5. Primula (I think)
6. I think wallflowers

KinkyAfro Wed 05-Apr-17 18:04:22

Top right pic is defo mint, rub a bit between your fingers

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:04:54

None of these would have been planted for food in fact many will have self seeded I think. I grow most of these, but not for food!

PurpleDaisies Wed 05-Apr-17 18:05:00

Forgot, the bottom right looks like a prolific weed we used to have in our old garden.

WhiskyChick Wed 05-Apr-17 18:05:21

I'd say first one is poppies and I always call 3 forget me nots too (although it's not)

NennyNooNoo Wed 05-Apr-17 18:05:48

I don't think any are edible! 3rd and 4th are weeds in our garden. 2nd is aquilegia - pretty flower, but spreads easily like a weed. 5th is a primrose.

thetemptationofchocolate Wed 05-Apr-17 18:06:07

5 is I think a cowslip (which is a type of primula). I can never get these to grow in my garden so I am a bit envious of those smile

Okite Wed 05-Apr-17 18:07:14

Don't think the top right one is mint, it looks a bit too leggy for that. As pps have said though, rub a leaf between your fingers and that will soon tell you. None are edible ones as far as I know

littlemissneela Wed 05-Apr-17 18:08:05

1 looks like either celery or a poppy
2 aquiligia, prob a pink one
3 not sure on the name, but we had it on our old place after I sowed borage. Does it have prickly stems? Its spreads like crazy. Bees love it, but I didn't.
4 spurge? The sap is an irritant
5 primrose
6 speedwell I think. It has tiny blue white flowers, self seeds

Hope that helps smile

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:08:18

I'm not sure (3) is mint - the flowers don't look familiar - but rubbing the leaves as kinkyafro suggests will tell you right away. If it is mint, dig it up and keep it in pots; it is rampant!

NennyNooNoo Wed 05-Apr-17 18:08:25

Sorry, cowslip, not primrose.

littlemissneela Wed 05-Apr-17 18:08:43

Oops, edit! 5 is either primula or a cowslip.

Nacknick Wed 05-Apr-17 18:10:00

Number 3 with the blue flowers is blue alkanet which spreads like crazy and has really deep tough roots. We're gradually winning the battle against it. In front of the alkanet looks like mint - does it smell minty?

Deux Wed 05-Apr-17 18:10:07

In my garden all of them would be weeds except for the middle pictures - top aquilegia and bottom primrose/primula.

I pull up the aquilegia though as mine are a horrid sludgy pink and they self seed like crazy.

NamelessEnsign Wed 05-Apr-17 18:10:35

3. Might be a brunnera?

Stopthisshemozzle Wed 05-Apr-17 18:12:22

Thanks everyone! That has given me a much better idea.
Glad I didn't dig in just yet!
Good news as it means I won't feel guilty taking it all out to make a lawn. smile

Magicpaintbrush Wed 05-Apr-17 18:14:26

1 - Poppy,
2 - aquiliga,
3 - Salvia (I think),
4 - recognise but don't know name
5 - primrose
6 - weed.

Don't eat these plants, not edible! (Tho primrose may be, not sure).

Deux Wed 05-Apr-17 18:15:06

Oh yes, just get rid before they start seeding all over the place. If you like the little primrose dig it out and put it in a pot.

Happy gardening.

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