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Hi all hope someone can help with these plant Id's
Is this willow herb ? We have got several but not had them before, they've managed to grow up among my other tall plants like Eupatorium. This particular monster is 5ft tall 

We've also had this appear, I'm certain we got this as a perennial (of course I am a man and am probably wrong) Mrs Wilderbeast says it's a weed


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    edited July 2020
    Yes to willowherb for the first pics.
    The other plant is Linaria purpurea, purple toadflax, which is either a pretty plant if you have less structured cottagey or wildlife borders, or, as it seeds around and pops up where it will, an annoying weed.
    You'll have to discuss this with Mrs W!
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    Thanks @Buttercupdays toadflax can stay as it's the right colour and we like it. Willow herb is going to be unhappy with me as im going to go all out attack on it 😀😀
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    Even in my wildlife garden I hoik out willowherb in the borders, though I allow some rosebay around the pond and on the back of the dam. Below the dam there is a large boggy triangle where i have never set foot and great willowherb flourishes in it's appropriate place, along with any other things that like the conditions.
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