Can anyone identify these plants?

(9 Posts)
Paintedhandprints Tue 16-Aug-16 12:26:08

My garden is heavy clay with some mature, random planting by previous owners. I quite like these two flowering plants which keep coming back each year but can't identify them. Can anyone help?
First has small light green round leaves, with small yellow flowers (no pic of flowers) about May. Creeps along the ground.
Second has filled my front lawn with tall stemed, orange flowers throughout summer.
These seem to be the only things to survive the heavy clay and the slugs. Sigh.

Gatekeeper Tue 16-Aug-16 12:32:40

first one is creeping jenny
second is hens and chickens

Gatekeeper Tue 16-Aug-16 12:33:51

fox and hens I mean

Gatekeeper Tue 16-Aug-16 12:34:40

fox and cubs...bloody hell!

Paintedhandprints Tue 16-Aug-16 13:08:18

grin wow quick response. Thanks. Heads off to research.

Gatekeeper Tue 16-Aug-16 13:44:57

I have them both in perfusion! Creeping jenny also looks good trailing from a hanging basket

shovetheholly Tue 16-Aug-16 13:51:07

Fox and cubs is a lovely thing, but I seriously recommend chopping off the flowers when they are done before seed sets. If your garden is anything like mine, it self-seeds with abandon, to the point that it is a problem. Keeping it in a patch proved too difficult for me - I've been on an eradication mission for the last couple of years!

Paintedhandprints Wed 17-Aug-16 20:20:43

Fox and cubs has taken over the front lawn somewhat but that means I dont have to cut it. grin

Ferguson Wed 17-Aug-16 20:50:31

I have learnt things, as I didn't know 'Fox and Cubs' ! Plenty about it here through:

www.downgardenservices.org.uk/foxandcubs.htm

www.meadowmat.com/wildflower-species/fox-and-cubs

www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fox-and-cubs/fox-and-cubs-wildflowers.htm

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