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Mystery plants.

anniedtanniedt Posts: 85
Can anyone identify these plants which have appeared in the garden, please?  The plant in the top photo seems to be a shrub.  There are two plants in the bottom photo, the main one and a grass-like smaller one on the left.
Thank you. 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    1 looks like goat willow, 
    2 looks like buddleia. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,818
    Agree with 1 and 2 .... think the grassy one is probably grass. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • anniedtanniedt Posts: 85
    Thank you both for your suggestions.  I agree the bottom one looks like a buddleia but I am not sure about the top one being goat willow.  Can photos on this forum be enlarged?  When I enlarge the original photo, the leaves look different.  Should there have been catkins?
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,886
    Is that all one plant at the top, this bit looks like goat willow, not too sure about the rest of it?  

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
    The stem on the left, with the oval shaped leaves looks a bit like cotoneaster.
  • anniedtanniedt Posts: 85
    Thank you both for your suggestions.  Yes Lyn, it is all one plant.  Below is a close-up of it.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Looks even more like goat willow now, to me.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • anniedtanniedt Posts: 85
    Thank you BobThe Gardener; (we used to have someone who went by that name here).  If it is so, then I do not want it in my raised bed!  
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