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aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
Hi all,

Can anyone help me to identify the two plants in the attached pictures - they keep popping up behind my wall and I’ve let them grow this year out of curiosity.

Thank you in advance,
Aidan. :)
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  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 579
    Top one looks like a blackcurrant and the bottom one is Lamium 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    edited May 2021
    Top some sort of currant - prob. a blackcurrant you can see the berries
    Lower one looks like some type of dead nettle (lamium)

    PS what an awesome view you have!

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836
    The second one could be Yellow archangel ... Lamium galeobdolon. Good groundcover if you have several acres of shade where not much else will grow ... otherwise it can become an invasive thug. Let it know who’s boss 😖 

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





  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    Thank you @Loraine3 and @Pete.8!

    How bizarre that a currant should pop up there!

    P.S. it’s quite something that view isn’t it, we’re very lucky! ;)
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    @Dovefromabove - thanks, at the moment it’s behind my wall, if it starts creeping too close I’ll show it who’s boss 😂
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    @Pete.8 - here’s the rest, from the other side... ❤️
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836
    You jammy s*d ... green with envy here 

    🤔 do you get midges!

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





  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    The second one could be Yellow archangel ... Lamium galeobdolon. Good groundcover if you have several acres of shade where not much else will grow ... otherwise it can become an invasive thug. Let it know who’s boss 😖 
    My neighbours have it amongst their shrubbery and it's grown under the gravel boards and constantly spreads into my garden - they also seem keen to cultivate bindweed along the same stretch which follows the lamium under the fence and up my roses!! .....😖

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    edited May 2021
    Aidan - you lucky.... - that's a really stunning view

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    Comes at a price - midges being one... an inability to grow much being another... other than that, can’t really complain 😂
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