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help with plant identification please!

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NotAnEMERGENCY Sun 15-May-16 15:31:54

We have loads of these in our garden and I have no idea what they are. Can anyone help?

whitehandledkitchenknife Sun 15-May-16 15:38:44

Looks like acquilegia, (granny's bonnet). Lovely spring plant, but can be a bit of thug, as will self seed like mad.

mistlethrush Sun 15-May-16 15:41:00

I agree, aquilega - although it's easy enough to pull up if it seeds where you don't want it.

PolterGoose Sun 15-May-16 15:42:21

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NotAnEMERGENCY Sun 15-May-16 16:20:30

Thank you!

And seeing as that question went so well... here's another one!

PolterGoose Sun 15-May-16 16:28:51

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NotSpartacus Sun 15-May-16 16:42:18

Yes, that's woodruff. Fab for shady ground cover.

whitehandledkitchenknife Sun 15-May-16 17:32:28

Ooooh - that looks lovely. Might have to get me some woodruff.

GreenMarkerPen Sun 15-May-16 17:33:48

yes, it's woodruff.

DoreenLethal Sun 15-May-16 17:33:58

That is sweet woodruff. You start with one pot and 3 years later you have a carpet.

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:19:27

Thanks for all the responses! It's really nice gradually becoming more familiar with what I have in my garden. I'm learning so much by reading threads on this board.

I now have some more pics but will load them in separate messages so it doesn't get too confusing.

This is pic A.

What's the taller plant with longer leaves at the back?
What's the plant with the many roundish leaves in front of it?
Am I right in thinking the little plant at the bottom left is a sycamore seedling? (We've got loads. I keep pulling them out.)

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:26:51

Now for pics B and C.

With pic C, even though the lower leaves are variegated (is that the right word), I think all the leaves are from the same plant.

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:29:01

Pic D

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:31:18

Pic E

Are these potato plants? (I have found potatoes in the soil near there.)

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:33:47

Pic F

mistlethrush Thu 16-Jun-16 10:34:35

I think picture A is a Wood Aven (weed that has stick burr like seeds) with a milk thistle behind it.
The second picture is, I think, a toadflax, and the last one is definitely spotted laurel. Aucuba japonica.

MewlingQuim Thu 16-Jun-16 10:36:58

Think A is all weeds.
Not sure about B.
C is an evergreen shrub called Aucuba.
D is Arum lily (lords and ladies).

mistlethrush Thu 16-Jun-16 10:37:25

C is Cuckoo pin Arum maculatum (poisonous berries)
D is definitely not potatoes.
E is honesty. Lunaria annua

SugarPlumTree Thu 16-Jun-16 10:38:06

E is not potatoes and I think F is Honesty

Waltons Thu 16-Jun-16 10:38:52

C is Aucuba Japonica variegata. It can become pretty huge, so you will need to keep it in check depending on the size of your garden.

D is Arum Maculatum ("Lords and Ladies").

Both have poisonous berries (and the leaves of the Aucuba are poisonous as well.) I wouldn't worry too much about the Aucuba, but I'd get rid of the Arum before it starts self-seeding everywhere.

MewlingQuim Thu 16-Jun-16 10:39:01

E is not potatoes. I recognise the leaves but can't think of it at the moment, will keep trying.
F is Honesty.

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 10:40:30

Pic G

Does anyone know what type of fuchsia this is? I was given it as a present. It came in a 25cm (?) pot from Sainsbury's but there was no info about what type of fuchsia it is. It looks a bit like Mrs Popple or Tom Thumb but I'm not convinced.

Waltons Thu 16-Jun-16 10:49:31

It looks very much like "Tom Thumb" to me, and that's a well-known variety that would be most likely to turn up in a supermarket.

NotAnEMERGENCY Thu 16-Jun-16 11:00:00

Wow - you're all so helpful and so quick! I'll look all of these up. I'll have to post more pics another time. I'm supposed to be working but it's very easy to get distracted by this forum!

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