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Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,142
Having moved to our new place out in the sticks in January I managed to sit on my hands and not 'weed-out' and unknown plants. As a result we have a lovely garden which was obviously well cared for by the previous owners. Would you be so kind to help me with some ID's please? I know (think!) the second to last is Hollyhock but thought it was a nice pic. We have several areas of these in the garden. Thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,246
    edited July 2021
    1 Evening primrose maybe? Oenothera. Long time since I've had those and it was only briefly. 
    2 Phormium -that's it's flower
    3 Verbascum?
    5 Lychnis coronaria

    I've instantly forgotten no 4, but someone else will know
    Hollyhock - Alcea?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,244
    Agree with all, 4. is Alcea
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,366
    Verbascum,  lovely plants I grow them specially for the Mullein moth,  they get eaten away by the caterpillars . The one in the photo looks to be completely untouched,  mine are like lace curtains 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,142
    Thanks all. Much appreciated. 
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    I bought in some topsoil and it appears to have brought with it some "weeds".  One of which is no 1 so thanks for confirming that it is what I suspected, an Evening Primrose. 

    I also have had 3 mulleins succeed from the millions of seeds I threw in that my neighbour gave me.  Love free plants! 😃
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