Can anyone help me? I have discovered a UFO (Unidentified Flowering Object) in a pot outside my greenhouse.
Yesterday I decided to pay attention to my mantra “a tidy greenhouse is a happy greenhouse”, and set about pulling out weeds (including a pak choi plant!) which had started growing in between the slabs and having a general tidy. At the greenhouse door was a variety of pots into which cuttings and seeds had been thrown and left to do their thing.
However, having managed to identify what might actually be a plant and what was definitely a weed, I came across this little fellow.
I quizzed Mr Mac about it but he drew a blank. We have no idea what it is or how it might have got into a pot outside the greenhouse.
It looks like grass but with a beautiful purple flower.
Mr Mac is convinced it is a rare wild orchid. Can anyone shed any light on what it might be?
Tradescantia ‘Red Cloud’ (spiderwort).
It looks like a type of tradescantia andersoniana, I used to garden on chalky soil and they grew like wildfire!
I agree. It looks like a Tradescantia (Spiderwort).
Thanks everyone. I checked it on the RHS website and that is exactly what it is. A hardy perennial – exactly what we need. Still no idea how it got into a pot outside the greenhouse though.
It looks like Spiderwort to me. Tradescantia virginiana. Tradescantic andersoniana is a hybrid noted for its yellow foliage. Tradescantia ‘Red Cloud’ is a selection of Tradescantia andersoniana with pink-reddish flowers.
No posts! Everything okay? Alas – I’ve been on a bit of hiatus – but now I am back! 🙂 Hope alls well.
Hi Adam how lovely to hear from you. I had checked out your site and noticed not much had been going on. I had my experimental blog last year (www.ayearinmygarden2013.com) posting photos every week but this might be why not much has been happening on my main blog. I have been hibernating but as it looks as if winter has forgotten us this year it looks like it is time to get going again. More posts will follow shortly!