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Can anyone tell me what this is?

I have this all over my garden and dont know what it is... any help much appreciated. Thanks 

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,829
    Euphorbia of some description. Milky sap if it is, but watch out, the sap is rather nasty if you get it near your eyes.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    I think it may be linaria (toadflax).
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 219
    I agree with Linaria, I have it in my garden it pops up everywhere. Easy to pull out if you don’t want it.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,400
    Lovely purple flowers and a good mixer.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    They pop up all over my garden too and as said above you can pull them out of you don't want them.
    Spires of blue flowers (I also grow the cultivated pink Canon Went variety) that don't need staking and blue/green foliage - lovely free plants
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,268
    edited April 2019
    Yes ... linaria .... had it all over our last garden ... a pretty thing and the bees love it ... and it’s easy to hoik out if it’s where you don’t want it.  If it’s a bit overcrowded thin it out and you’ll get some decent sized plants. 
    https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/linaria-purpurea/

    Theres a particularly choice variety ... anyone remember what it’s called?  I’m thinking it might be just what I need for a particular spot ...

    Edited to add:  Found it 😊 https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_813L_linaria_purpurea_canon_went
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,479
    I got seed for Canon Went last year from Chiltern.
    Sowed in June last year, they've already grown into big plants and I've dotted them around the same area I have the blue variety in my new white/blue/pink/silver border
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thanks everyone 😁😁 there will be more posts like this as I figure out what everything is in our relatively new garden 
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