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Identification of two plants

wydpu0wydpu0 Posts: 12
Good afternoon, we,ve bought a house recently and in the back garden we have two plants that we no idea what they are and therefore do not know how to manage.
wonder if anyone can help at all?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    The top photo is Phormium Tenax, New Zealand Flax. The bottom photos are Echium Vulgare, Vipers Bugloss.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,847
    I think the spiky one is a phormium.  Not sure about the blue-flowered one but it looks like something in the borage family.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • wydpu0wydpu0 Posts: 12
    Thanks both for your replies, most helpful and appreciated.
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