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Are these beautiful flowers weeds?

Postby heli » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:20 pm

I have these flowers in my garden, but in the wrong places, so I think they must be weeds. But what are they?
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Re: Are these beautiful flowers weeds?

Postby chocolate » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:30 pm

I think this is easy,

1.vinca

2.Yellow allamanda
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Re: Are these beautiful flowers weeds?

Postby midgin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:50 pm

So many folk hate Vinca...but I don't mind them...easy to pull out...and by geez, they seem to tolerate the current drought in my area....lol... I could think of worse weeds.

Re the Allamanda...I like this plant, such great sunny yellow flowers....but... I guess it all comes back to your area, your climate and weed potential for your area.
Whereas ...my yellow Allamanda is struggling....to say the least.
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Re: Are these beautiful flowers weeds?

Postby bubba louie » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:38 pm

I wouldn't call either of them weeds. The vinca will self seed quite a bit but you can easily pull it out, and the allamanda might need some regular prunning. The vinca is an annual, it'll seed then die.

Both are easy to replace so don't worry if you need to remove them. They both come in other colours and you can buy the vinca by the punnet.
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Re: Are these beautiful flowers weeds?

Postby heli » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:58 pm

Thanks, everyone! I will give Allamanda a good pruning and see what happens. I'll leave Vinca where it is.
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