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jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
Hi all, a few more plant id's needed please. Hope you can help me. Thanking you.

1) What variety of euphorbia is this please? I think there is a few in the garden and i want to see if they would cope with some shade if i move the smaller ones. I guess most are sun lovers though.

2) Is this a viburnum? I have 1 large and 1 small one in the garden. i think it's the same plant. It's decidious anyway because just came into leave.

3) Not sure what this strange plant is? It's very small. 2 feet max.

4) And the bamboo behind it. Any bamboo experts out there please? It's a mount of foliage with few stems sticking up. Doesn't seem to be spreading.

5) And finally what i think is some type of dandelion weed. There are 100's of them in the garden. 



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited March 2019
    Last is one of the sow-thistles, probably common sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus.)  The Euphorbia in the top pics looks like Euphorbia amygdaloides, possibly a named cultivar.  In the 2nd set of pics the 'viburnum' leaves look a bit more like dogwood to me, but far from confident.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,527
    No.3 looks like a Potentilla fruticosa?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,954
    Euphorbia will self seed so look for a seedling and move that if they haven't already seeded where you want them to be.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree that photo 3 looks like Potentilla Fructicosa. The Euphorbia could be Euphorbia Characias 'Wulfenii'. A plant that prefers sunny and free draining areas in the garden.

    The shrub could be a Viburnum, but at this stage, it also could be a Dogwood too.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    thank you all. i think the euphorbia has self seeded and that's all the smaller plants i see around the garden  :) Will try and move them and what out for the sap. Might post a photo of the shrub later in the year if i'm still not sure. The Potentilla Fructicosa looks nice in flower from google.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    Hi all, here is number 2 again. Now it looks like a lilac to me. Am I correct? I also have a other small shrub and perennial that I'm trying to identify please.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349
    I think the Euphorbia is wulfennii, they don't do so well in shade, they get too lanky

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    thank you, yes this one is in full sun on south side of garden and is huge. Looks lovely the last few months though. I might move the seedlings to other sunny parts at end of garden too.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,145
    I think the last one may be some kind of peony? 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    The middle small shrub may be a Spiraea Japonica. They don't normally get taller than a meter.
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