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koyukanokoyukano Posts: 72
Hi does anyone know what these plants are? The first is a 5ft Bush, It had lots of thin stalk like leaves early in the year but small flowers have appeared on these and it now looks stunning!

Quite curious to know what it Is, I thought perhaps a cytisus?



The second plant I thought were strawberries, but these are now about 2ft in height and have yellow flowers, are these 'mock strawberries? 


Thanks in advance!

Peter.

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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I think your right, and the weed is a common Geum, I’d get rid of it as quick as possible.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,942
    Yes the first is Cytisus ... possibly the variety ‘Firefly’. 



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





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,889
    The first one is Cytisus [broom]
    The second is the wild geum , and can be a pernicious weed. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • koyukanokoyukano Posts: 72
    Thanks all much appreciated, I wasn't sure about the weed to start off with when we first moved into the property but my mum convinced me it was a strawberry plant! Haha I will be having words  :D
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,942
    Whoops!  Pressed the button too soon. 

    The second is Geum urbanum .,. aka Herb Bennet. 

    It’s a ‘weed’ and seeds everywhere so ... don’t let it!


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





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,889
    Ooh - we all posted at the same time  :)
    Yeh - I don't think you're getting many strawbs from that  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,942
    Oh! You snuck in between my posts @Fairygirl 😂 

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





  • koyukanokoyukano Posts: 72
    Fairygirl said:
    Ooh - we all posted at the same time  :)
    Yeh - I don't think you're getting many strawbs from that  ;)
    Haha maybe I should gift one in a plant pot to my mother! I've got some strawberries I started in the greenhouse at least which have just started to go ripen today :-) 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,942
    Fairygirl said:
    Ooh - we all posted at the same time  :)
    Hi 
    I’m surprised the world is still revolving on its axis ... 🤯

    I thought if three people posted at once we all got catapulted straight to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe without passing Go and without collecting £200. 🤪

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





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,889
    As long as we social distance @Dovefromabove, it's fine  :D

    @koyukano - don't let your mother near those strawbs either  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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