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befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:03:55


Vebrithien Wed 19-Apr-17 08:09:49

Looks like it could be comfrey. Technically a weed, but the bees love it, and it makes amazing liquid fertiliser. Gets quite tall, and usually has lots of purple trumpet shaped flowers.

JT05 Wed 19-Apr-17 08:22:53

I agree comfrey, I do like a bit growing somewhere in the garden. It's great for bees and looks quite structural.

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:29:07


befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:30:50

What about this smile

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 19-Apr-17 08:38:28

second one looks like Lady's Mantle, very pretty green foliage plant, spreads like wildfire, but looks gorgeous after rain....the droplets sit on the leaves like mini crystal jewels.

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:42:18

Beautiful! It looks like a healthy specimen too

EBearhug Wed 19-Apr-17 08:44:54

I agree comfrey and lady''s mantle. I will give both space in my garden - but not too much space. Both will spread madly if they are allowed.

Comfrey is good in compost, though, and you can make a liquid feed with the leaves. Might smell a bit lot as it rots down though.

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:44:54

And this

EBearhug Wed 19-Apr-17 08:54:55

Thistle, I think, in which case, get it out. Can't be totally sure from the photo, though, so I might leave it to grow a bit and see what the flower is like.

JT05 Wed 19-Apr-17 08:56:43

That looks like a member of the thistle family, it could be a globe artichoke, a cardoon or just a huge thistle. Either way, if it's not in the way, I would keep it and see.

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 08:58:58

Brilliant. I'll wait and see

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 09:00:08

What about this?

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 09:00:58

And this

P1nkP0ppy Wed 19-Apr-17 09:03:12

Lily of the valley, beautiful perfume
Euphorbia- the sap is milky and can be highly irritant, spreads quickly!

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 09:09:03

And these thankyou.

jugotmail Wed 19-Apr-17 09:14:19

Is the 9am one a hellabore? 9.09 on left looks like forget me not not sure about the pic on the right - that might be a pic for the future

JT05 Wed 19-Apr-17 09:24:34

Agree 9 am is a hellebore. The second later one looks exciting. Too early to tell, but it could be a day Lilly. It is obviously happy where it is. Once you know what it is, it looks as if you could split it next year and get more for another place in the garden.

JT05 Wed 19-Apr-17 09:26:17

That particular hellebore, has tall erecting white flowers. It happily self seeds. And pops up in unexpected places! Which I quite like, but others would possibly see it as a nuisance.

ParadiseCity Wed 19-Apr-17 09:31:19

What part of the country do you live in OP? Looks like you've been photographing my garden!! I have most of these and also find that fuschia grows really happily if you need any more plants.

Ifailed Wed 19-Apr-17 09:36:20

This one could be wild garlic? Does it have a strong aroma?

befuddledgardener Wed 19-Apr-17 09:49:30

Ifailed It doesn't smell of garlic

Paradise I live in Gloucestershire. I must get some fuchsia smile

Pleased about the Hellebore. Ill probably move it because it's in a very odd spot

Atlanticblue76 Wed 19-Apr-17 09:52:07

Surely a weed is just a plant you don't like the look of? If you like the look of it, keep it, the bees will thank you! Most people see dandelions as weeds but I love them!! I think they're like little balls of sunshine!

kingjoffreyworksintescos Wed 19-Apr-17 10:01:09

The last one looks a bit like a poppy leaf

kingjoffreyworksintescos Wed 19-Apr-17 10:07:01

Sorry I meant the 3rd (8.44) one looks like a poppy leaf
9.09 forget me not , and iris ? Or more likely a clump of daylily

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