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Any ideas on what these plants are - photos attached!

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Charleybarley Sun 28-Jun-15 15:31:51

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Pachyrhinosaurus Mon 29-Jun-15 00:49:31

I can't really see on the picture - it might be wormwood ??

Mitzimaybe Mon 29-Jun-15 12:18:37

Are they three different plants? I'm also struggling to identify; sorry.

HereSheIsAgain Mon 29-Jun-15 12:30:41

That middle one looks a bit like Japanese knotweed, but I'm not sure, I reconises the other two but off the top of my head can't put a name to them, (I'm not a Gardner just saw thread in active)

musicalendorphins2 Mon 29-Jun-15 12:49:43

No idea about the middle one, but the other two look like herbs to me.

musicalendorphins2 Mon 29-Jun-15 12:52:08

On left, Thyme, on right Parsley?

Mitzimaybe Mon 29-Jun-15 13:33:38

None of them look anything like japanese knotweed to me.

Pumpeedo Mon 29-Jun-15 13:39:22

Is the middle one lemon balm? What do they smell like when you rub them between your fingers?

ChilliAndMint Mon 29-Jun-15 13:43:35

Marjoram, chamomile, bay??

Gatekeeper Mon 29-Jun-15 13:52:33

left one looks like some variety of phlomis possibly italia or purpurea - won't be able to say for certain until it flowers

not sure on middle one -looks shrubby

Gatekeeper Mon 29-Jun-15 15:31:03

I reckon the one on the right is mugwort-artemisia vulgaris. Rub the leaves and sniff it...should be strong smelling

HereSheIsAgain Mon 29-Jun-15 16:19:49

mugwort rings a bell.

I was wondering if the other, is great willowherb

bowsaw Mon 29-Jun-15 16:39:02

the middle one looks like young ash or alder, deff a tree sapling

right looks like it should flower with daisy like blooms and left looks like a weed

sunbathe Mon 29-Jun-15 20:04:31

Could the middle ones be apple suckers?

shovetheholly Tue 30-Jun-15 08:46:27

Great willowherb tends to be less robust than the one on the right. I have a lot of little weedlings of it in my garden, which I need to root up. I think mugwort is a good guess. (Gatekeeper is very good at this game).

The first one reminds me of herbs that I've seen in Greece, esp Sideritis species. But I don't think that it is - it just looks like them!

charleybarley Tue 30-Jun-15 10:43:15

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Gatekeeper Tue 30-Jun-15 13:00:38

Put on a photo when it flowers and we'll have another bash at it grin

Charleybarley Tue 30-Jun-15 22:45:42

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Gatekeeper Wed 01-Jul-15 08:11:10

black willow leaves are much more straplike than yours Charley; does the plant on the left look like this one?

Gatekeeper Wed 01-Jul-15 18:55:37

I think the sapling one is a variety of willow, possibly goat willow. Next door has something that looks just like your pic, growing out of a tree he coppiced a couple of years ago

Mitzimaybe Thu 02-Jul-15 10:52:47

I just came on to say some kind of willow for the middle one but see I've been beaten to it. I saw a sapling in my mum's garden this morning and it looks just like your photo. We just call it "pussy willow" but it's probably salix caprea, goat willow, as Gatekeeper says.

Felyne Thu 02-Jul-15 11:05:14

Agree with pp about the middle one possibly being apple - is there an apple tree nearby? (SHould be easy to identify at this time of year!) Our neighbour has an apple tree and we get plants that look like your middle photo by the fence, I assume they've sprouted from fallen apples.
Third one looks like some sort of artemisia.
First one looks familiar but I've no clue.

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