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What are these plants?

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DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 20:47:22

I have a picture of the first one. There is another which is often alongside the other in gardens near me. It has small dark green pointy leaves and has small purple flowers on it right now. The flowers are v similar to bhuddleia (sp) shape and colour but leaves on the plant are completely different. Both look lovely in people's gardens at the moment and would love thrm in mine!

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 20:48:54

Oops a picture would help.

Methe Mon 13-Jul-15 20:50:41

hypericum smile

ouryve Mon 13-Jul-15 20:52:18


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ouryve Mon 13-Jul-15 20:52:41

Methe Mon 13-Jul-15 20:56:40

Might the others be some kind of echium?

Are they bushEY. One flower or lots?

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 21:03:07

Lots of flowers. Initially I thought it might be a miniature bhuddlea but I noticed the leaves were quite different. There are a few near me some that are bushy and quite low to the ground and another in a different garden which in general looks more tended to. Which is quite tree like long 'trunk' and then foliage on top, maybe about 1m in height 1.5 at the most.

Methe Mon 13-Jul-15 21:04:14

Maybe a verbascum?

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 21:06:07

Could be a type of hebe will look at some more types. Not an echium the flowers are far smaller maybe finger size max.

Methe Mon 13-Jul-15 21:07:53


HerbWoman Mon 13-Jul-15 21:10:44

The yellow one is Rose of Sharon (Hypericum). Could the other one be a type of Veronica?

samsam123 Mon 13-Jul-15 21:10:58

sounds like a Hebe

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 21:13:10

Not foxgloves, definitely a type of bush/shrub rather than a flower. Pretty sure it's also evergreen and I've just suddenly noticed it flowering.

Yes the yellow one is definitely hypericum.

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 21:14:56

I'm thinking hebe from what I can see so far.

Thank you!

ouryve Mon 13-Jul-15 21:35:40

Bees love Hebe. I had one that was always swarming with them. I pulled out the one that was in this garden when we moved in as it looked extremely unhealthy. We have some rather harsh winters, here.

DeathMetalMum Mon 13-Jul-15 22:43:22

Oh brilliant that might just about swing dp over. He's not particularly keen on how it looks, but being bee friendly should give me the thumbs up. grin

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