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Hello. I have just bought several lovely plants at a local charity sale. Unfortunately, I have no idea what these three are. Can anyone help please? Thank you!:)



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    I'm going with A. goat willow
    B sedum
    C achillea
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 626
    I agree with all three.
    East Anglia
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,461
    1. Appear to have 2 plants in the pot. 
    ......the willow with alternate leaves 
    and the taller twigs which look to have opposite leaves.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you all! It's so interesting to find out what these are!
    I'm just looking up the goat willow, is that a tree? (Salix cinerea) :o When I googled 'goat willow' there appears to be an upright tree and a 'weeping' tree. Is there any way to tell which this will be? 
    Do you think there are two different plants in the first one? When I was first looking at it today, I wondered if it was some sort of suckering shrub as there appeared to be so many 'sprouting up' in the pot.
    The sedum and achillea will be lovely this summer! At 50p a pot, I'm pretty pleased with them all!:)

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,270
    If it's a goat willow, keep it in a pot to see if you like it. It's pretty boring and grows big.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Sadly, I might have to find a new home for the willow. I don't think I have the space for a tree that large. Hopefully it will be happy in a larger pot until it can be re-homed. 
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 626
    I have had goat willow seedlings appear in compost before now. I think the seeds were in the compost and had not blown in. The compost probably had some peat in it which hadn’t been sterilised, or whatever they do with it. 
    East Anglia
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,461
    Weed out the willow which have alternate leaves that are fully open and will find they are not attached to taller twigs which have opposite leaves and leaves still not fully open

    Keep taller twigs....I believe you have a Viburnum...but when leaves open it will be easier to id
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you! Perhaps that's what happened, the goat willow snuck into the compost used to plant up the original plant. A viburnum would be lovely in the garden!! Fingers crossed that's what it turns out to be. I'll take a few more pics as the weeks go on and the leaves develop. The smaller twigs have now been pulled out and disposed of. 
    It's so exciting to go to these plant sales as you never know what you'll end up with! :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,196
    I wondered if the first plant could be a hydrangea? My second thought was a buddleia.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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