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    hmmm a puzzler and this flower has 5 petals...

    hmmm a puzzler and this flower has 5 petals instead of 4 in the photos of the water primrose.
    had a long look too. closest I could come up with although not identical to photo...
    How about...
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    hello, You can prune it back but that will...

    hello,

    You can prune it back but that will reduce your chances of it producing (whatever it plans to produce) fruit for you. Depending where you garden, it is getting later in the season so...
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    Hello there, that's no weed :) but it is about...

    Hello there,
    that's no weed :)
    but it is about to take over your garden. It is a squash or pumpkin of some sort. The seed might have been in compost or something if you didn't plant it. It will...
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    you're welcome! love to know how it turns out. ...

    you're welcome! love to know how it turns out.

    good luck.
    Karen
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    Hello there. If you really want this particular...

    Hello there.
    If you really want this particular coleus, it would be best to buy a plant at your garden center if it is available.
    I believe "inky fingers" is a hybrid coleus which usually means ...
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    OK then, whatever you say. enjoy your plant....

    OK then, whatever you say. enjoy your plant.
    Karen
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    It's the long daylength which helps to make up...

    It's the long daylength which helps to make up for the shorter season. Glad to see a fellow Canadian here. we are the only ones I know of. Nice to meet you.
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    agree with Silver Surfer!!!! And, of CRITICAL...

    agree with Silver Surfer!!!!
    And, of CRITICAL IMPORTANCE you did not even know what it was when you dug it up. however, what's done is done.

    To other people on this forum, please be very careful...
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    All of the flowers visible that I can see are...

    All of the flowers visible that I can see are male flowers. they naturally only last a day or so and then they just drop off the plant. This is supposed to happen. The only flowers which can...
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    Yes. Coleus can be grown as a houseplant. ...

    Yes. Coleus can be grown as a houseplant.

    Indoor coleus tends to stretch out somewhat compared to outdoor plants and the color may not be as vibrant but it should do OK. Pinch it back when needed...
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    hmmm. sounds like all male blooms. male blooms...

    hmmm. sounds like all male blooms. male blooms have a stem instead of what looks like a "baby" zuccini behind them. male blooms naturally drop off after a day. do any of the blooms you see have...
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    Hello, This is a Sedum. What cultivar I cannot...

    Hello,

    This is a Sedum. What cultivar I cannot say. there are many. a great garden plant.
    Perhaps your neighbor knows the name. It is about to bloom.
    Karen
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    Looks terrific to me:) your little boy will love...

    Looks terrific to me:)
    your little boy will love eating the veggies he helped to grow.
    K
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    Well you have me stumped. Silver Surfer? where...

    Well you have me stumped. Silver Surfer? where are you? somebody else from the other side of the Atlantic?
    Maybe a nettle of some kind then. they are members of the mint family and not aromatic.
    ...
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    just to clarify, when you []crush or bruise...

    just to clarify, when you []crush or bruise []the foliage which would release the aromatic oils there is only a slight grassy smell to this plant?
    the reason I ask is that I am certain that this...
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    No smell at all? or no "minty" smell.

    No smell at all? or no "minty" smell.
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    hmm. square stems put it in the mint family. ...

    hmm. square stems put it in the mint family. I'll have a look see again.

    3 and 4 I believe are pulicaria dysenterica. (meadow false fleabane.)
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    pictures 1 and 2 are mint. cannot tell what...

    pictures 1 and 2 are mint. cannot tell what type. very hard to get rid of as it spreads both by seed and underground root systems. relentless digging will eventually control it.
    Make some tea! ...
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    thought of something else:) if it is a mustard...

    thought of something else:)
    if it is a mustard it might have started out as part of a mesclun or salad mix of greens as mustard greens are often included in such mixes. either way, it has bolted to...
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    where do you live? looks like possibly a...

    where do you live?

    looks like possibly a member of the mustard family. unlikely to have been planted in your garden on purpose. I would pull it before it goes to seed as it will produce...
  21. Thank You Silver Surfer! I am sure that is the...

    Thank You Silver Surfer!

    I am sure that is the one! super bonus it is a re-bloomer!! I hope it will have time for a second show in our short season.
    Karen
  22. please tell me the name of this bearded iris cultivar if you know it

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    hello gardeners, my turn to ask a question. does anyone know the name of this bearded iris? saw it unlabelled in a garden and would love to buy one if I knew "her" name.
    picture is...
  23. Hello there; This is a Chamaedorea (bamboo...

    Hello there;

    This is a Chamaedorea (bamboo palm). several different varieties, some are dwarf plants so it may be that yours won't get much taller. When grown as houseplants generally need...
  24. Pictures 4 x 2 Pretty certain is A "Northern...

    Pictures 4 x 2

    Pretty certain is A "Northern Bluebell" AKA "Tall lungwort".. Latin Name Mertensia paniculata.
    A Native plant in B.C. can grow up to 80 cm tall so about right for height.
    ttfn...
  25. Thread: Pumpkin

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    Agree. wait until you have some pumpkins on the...

    Agree. wait until you have some pumpkins on the vine before pruning the vine.
    you can "guide" the vines between other rows with the only harm being it will make it difficult to weed the other rows...
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