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Hi. I have moved house and want to make sure I look after the current plants. Only problem is I don't know what half of them are.

Please help.

thanks

 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157

    Mike - the second looks like some sort of spirea - indestructible, and will take over if you are not careful.

    The first photo looks like a glorious mix, and not quite sure where to start on identifying!  All I can say for sure is there is a little hardy geranium (pink flower) in the foreground, and a "gone over" buddlea behind it image

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    I thought 2 was a close up of 1

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157

    Ooops - Nut, you are right.  The "gone over" buddlea is actually a partially "gone over" spirea !

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    I like the buddleia suggestion best. Maybe not B. davidii.

  • Thanks for the quick replies. 2 is a close up of 1. It is doing well which worries me image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479

    It doesn't require much tlc and provides a good backdrop to perennials etc -  here's some general info http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1869 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Emma1978Emma1978 Posts: 201

    I have one of those growing too, always thought it was buddleia. Flowers are always swamped with butterflies image

  • Thanks everyone for all your help. It is a Spiraea douglasii as suggested.

    please look out for other posts looking for help - as I said, I have not long moved in and I have defiantly been bittern by the gardening bug so I would like to know what is in my garden and how to care foit them.

     

    thanks again for all your help.

     
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