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Cosmicglitterghoul Mon 21-Nov-16 10:04:20

I love this plant but can't think of it's name. Anyone know?

LIZS Mon 21-Nov-16 10:07:51

Teasel?

Cosmicglitterghoul Mon 21-Nov-16 10:37:06

That looks right. Thanks!

shovetheholly Tue 22-Nov-16 08:08:48

Yep teasel is great for birds! There is a wildflower meadow next to my allotment and the finches flock in to grab the seeds. You see all these bright flashes of red and yellow when you drive up. Lovely.

Cosmicglitterghoul Tue 22-Nov-16 18:02:57

Perfect. I want plants that attract birds. I wonder if I can buy it as a plant or seed only?

savagehk Tue 22-Nov-16 18:07:24

It self seeds like nobody's business. There is some on my allotment.

Yamadori Tue 22-Nov-16 18:14:10

It's a native plant so it will seed itself.

Cosmicglitterghoul Tue 22-Nov-16 18:31:22

It's not currently in my garden unfortunately.

ChuckGravestones Tue 22-Nov-16 18:45:10

It is usually in wildflower mixes, or can be bought as seed, or if you have some locally, grab a dried head (with gloves on, it is spikey), get some seed out and sprinkle it where you want it.

ChuckGravestones Tue 22-Nov-16 18:47:22

Just note though that it flowers in its second year as it is a biennial, so if you sow it now, it wont flower until spring/summer 2018. So make sure you dont weed it out in the meantime.

Cosmicglitterghoul Tue 22-Nov-16 18:50:08

Thanks Chuck

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