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Please can you identify these two plants from yesterday’s GW

Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 666
There was that lovely lady Eileen in yesterday’s GW, who showed her beautiful garden full of flowers. 
These two caught my eye - I was wondering if they can be identified by the pictures I took from the TV screen. 





Thank you! ☺️
Surrey

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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422
    Is the second one veronicastrum, or something like that spelling?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,676
    The top photo is Lysimachia Cletheroides, Gooseneck Loosestrife.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 1,925
    Veronicastrum virginicum.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,048
    I've had veronicastrum fascination for years and it's a lovely plant.
    It hums with bees in the summer  - and I often find them sleeping among the flowers - the foliage looks good all the time. It does need to be kept moist or it flops fast in the summer, but soon recovers after watering.

    I also had the lysimachia  - agan a lovely plant, but it spreads very, very quickly.
    In about 2 years 1 plant had spread well over a metre in the ground and I dug it up in the 3rd year as it was smothering everything around it.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422
    Oh I'm so chuffed!!!
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 666
    Posy said:
    Oh I'm so chuffed!!!
    😄👍👍
    Surrey
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,617
    I second what @Pete.8 said - Lysimachia clethroides is a thug, even on my dry sandy soil. I shudder to think how quickly it would rampage through its neighbours on a more damp, rich soil.
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 839
    JennyJ said:
    I second what @Pete.8 said - Lysimachia clethroides is a thug, even on my dry sandy soil. I shudder to think how quickly it would rampage through its neighbours on a more damp, rich soil.
    I still have nightmares, @JennyJ.......
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,117
    I've looked at it many times and thought 'I want some of those' and then I've thought again and said 'No I don't!'
    I am gradually winning (I think!) the on-going battle with the yellow Lysimachia, there is no way I want to introduce another of the same ilk! The Persicarias are nearly as bad, but they are at least a bit easier to pull up and very useful in the garden :)
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 666
    Thank you everybody for your response 👍
    Surrey
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