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CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
Hi guys,

Could anyone tell me what these plants/shrubs are? They are growing in the garden of our new house.

Any help would be appreciated :)

So the first is this... It looks like an astrantia however it doesn't have the pin cushion bits in the middle yet the petals and leaves look the same?


The next is what looks like a shrub or baby tree?...


And lastly... This might be harder as there are no flowers but someone might recognise it from its leaves?...

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,715
    1 and 2. Astrantia.
    3 and 4. Corylus avellana...common name hazel.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    I think the first could be Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' which has less of a central pin cushion than other varieties... the second is probably hazel, Corylus avellana.  Not sure about the third.  Wondered about Lysimachia punctata but i don't think the leaves are pointed enough...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
    Thank you @Silver surfer

    So it is an Astrantia! I'm surprised because it doesn't seem to have the little pincushions in the middle. Or if they have they definately haven't come out yet. I do love the colour though.

    I'm affraid the Hazel is going to have to come out as it's growing in an odd place 
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 704
    Thank you @Liriodendron

    Yes the leaves on that last plant are quite rounded and the stems are quite fat!

    I think your right about the Astrantia name. It looks identical to Gill Richardson.
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