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Photo B requiring plant ID and observations please. Than you.

Hello everyone. See our previous posts as virgin gardeners and new members. We are following the advice given by forum members and are posting photographs to see if the forum can help us identify the plants, what to expect from them perhaps, general management and if we are lucky a status guide giving an opinion on its present condition and what our priority will need to be to save it unless of course you tell us its a weed!!  Our first photo got a great result and “Obelixx” the vine eyes and tensioners are on the way for the honeysuckle so thanks for that tip as well!  There seem to be 7 plants on this next photo with closer shots repeated to help ID. Over to the Detectives to work their magic.


  • HalleSHalleS Posts: 105
    Plant number 1 is a hosta and it looks pretty healthy to me. In my experience they’re pretty low maintenance. They get tall flower spikes that are pretty interesting. Just cut the spike to the ground when it’s dead and I usually cut the dead leaves off end of season too. Slugs and snails love them so keep a look out. 

    Plant number 3 looks like yarrow. I have some in my garden and it’s low maintenance as well, although it can spread and you need to stay vigilant. Just pull out and little sucker plants growing nearby. 

    I wish I could be more helpful but that’s all I’ve got!
  • HalleSHalleS Posts: 105
    Oh and number 4 looks like it could be lavender but it’s hard to tell. It should have a strong lavender smell if you pinch some of the leaves off, easiest way to tell. 
  • The hosta has the wide leaves with the yellow stripe down the centre. The plant behind the hosta is a dahlia, and the plant to the right of the hosta is Veronica gentianoides. The creeping yellow plant is Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'. The shrub growing out of the lysimachia is a Japanese quince - Chaenomeles speciosa. The yarrow (Achillea) has the ferny foliage and it's a lavender to the right of it - smell it. The yarrow looks like a wild form. It will probably flower white and most people would not class the wild form as a garden plant.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,446
    I think the one with the glossy dark green leaves and white flower spikes is veronica "Tissington white".
    Most of the others are already covered.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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