These 2 are growing in my garden but I have no idea what they are! I would be most grateful for your help.
First one is an Achillea of some form ; second ,from what I can make out appears to be blue comfrey ,or Symphytum azureum , but not 100% on that one .
Hi Paul. thank you for your help. Is compfrey a "weed"?
I for got to say, Paul, that the dan-Ah-ee that I have added to my name is merely to help those who might wonder how on earth does one pronounce it!
Hello again DAN-AH-EE (have I got it right?)
If it is comfrey , more a herb than a weed (why am I on italics now????) Oh well !
PS :- where does the name originate ?
Hi Paul, it's Greek. The stress falls on the second a, thus my capitalization of it in the... pronunciation segment!
Thank you for the explanation, re comfrey. I will google it.
Here is a link, just in case you like Greek Mythology, that is!
The second photo looks like a type of Nepeta, Catmint.
Hi Borderline, thank you for your post. I do have LOTS of catmint but this is not like it. Their foliage is very different. The catmint's leaf is at least 3 time larger, is lighter in colour, indented and somewhat speckled. Moreover, it has that very characteristic scent.
I know my photograph is not really good, so it can't be easy, even for those who know their plants, to perhaps be certain. My fault!
Maybe not Comfrey , leaves are too smooth , not quite sure now .
There is a Ruscus like plant called Danae racemosa . Fame at last !
It's a good photograph actually. But just don't know the plant. I've seen it before but don't know the name. It could be a type of Salvia. I'm sure someone will get the name for you soon.