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Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,424
My daughter has this growing on her garden which looks like a euphorbia to me or is it a wild spurge (same plant?). She's next to a field so has lots of weeds!
Many thanks. 
North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,638
    @Lizzie27 I wondered if it might be a linaria.
     If it is euphorbia wear gloves and snap a small piece of stem, the sap is milky and an irritant.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,339
    Definitely toadflax.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 1,260
    Agree toadflax. It's one of my favourite plants because it attracts so many bees but is a good spreader.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,424
    Thanks very much for the replies - we'll leave in the borders then.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,339
    You can trim them back in the autumn or early spring and you'll get fresh new leaves. You have a lovely specimen there.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,638
    @Lizzie27 There are some lovely colours, peach, pink, white but the purple is by far the dominant colour. The other colours are short lived and Peachy doesn't set seed at all for me. I think it might be sterile.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 212
    @GardenerSuze the native one is yellow- Linaria vulgaris. I grow it and it's beautiful.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    edited April 2022
    Interesting...not seen this one before.

    Linaria x purpurea peachy.....a perennial!

    Linaria 'Peachy' is a sterile hybrid toadflax, crossed between yellow Linaria dalmatica and purple Linaria purpurea.

    https://www.sarahraven.com/products/linaria-x-purpurea-peachy
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • They can self seed vigourously but are easy to manage. I like them, and they grow in really poor soil
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