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louisxivlouisxiv Posts: 26
Hi there.
Can anyone help me ID three plants that are clumped around the end of my hedge?
The one on the right has oval leaves and forms yellow buds that open up and bloom into yellow flowers. The middle on has really nice pink/purple flowers (past flowering now) that are bell-shaped on tall stems and the final one has big leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
Any help appreciated.
MA


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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,679
    I think the one on the left is Alchemilla Mollis.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,191
    edited July 2018
    The yellow flowers look like hypericum, the fluffy one is alchemilla mollis, the tall seed heads some kind of aquilegia.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632
    Yes, and the one with the seed heads pointing upwards is Granny's bonnet or aquilegia and the last one is hypericum.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • louisxivlouisxiv Posts: 26
    Thanks all. Having checked online it seems your IDs are spot on!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632
    Mais oui!
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • louisxivlouisxiv Posts: 26
    Obelixx said:
    Mais oui!
    :-)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,632
    If you want to know how to look after them, google RHS+plant name+cultivation.   It should tell you about what they like in terms of soil, sun, and water and how to propagate them.

    Alchemilla mollis will self seed all over if you don't remove the flowers before they set seed, aquilegia ditto but easier to control and hypericum can be a thug with very dense roots systems that can be hard to get out.   All of them can be stunning plants when well cared for.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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