Can anyone help ID these plants please?

DH111DH111 Posts: 4

Hi there, I have recently been helping my mother tidy up her overgrown garden and I came across a couple of plants that I don't know what they are.  One is a bush of some sort with berries on and the other a grassy type plant (also if you know the plant to the left of it under the horse and cart).  Are the berries edible does anyone know?  Thank you for any help, here are the pictures:

http://i62.tinypic.com/14tszn8.jpg

 

http://i62.tinypic.com/2lwatsj.jpg

 

 

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,168

    The bottom picture could be dwarf Day Lilly (Haemorocalis ) perhaps.

    Can't help with the shrub in top pic.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    The one on the left of the possible Day Lily is a wild euphorbia or spurge commonly regarded as a weed. 

    The shrub might be one of the cotoneasters - hard to tell without the leaves. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    I don't think that is a Daylily, looks more like a Spanish bluebell.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,228

    If the leaves in 1. that come off half way up and go to the right belong to this shrub it's a cotoneaster. The manner of growth looks right, I wasn't  sure about the berries

    I think the second one is a bulb

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    That is a dock beside it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    Yes, might be Spanish bluebell - we'll know soon enough - it'll be putting up flower spikes soon if it is image

    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    If the leaves in 1. that come off half way up and go to the right belong to this shrub it's a cotoneaster. The manner of growth looks right, I wasn't  sure about the berries

    I think the second one is a bulb

    Yes, I wasn't sure about the berries, but the growth and leaves look very much like a cotoneaster. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,188

    We have a cotoneaster with berries like that.  Used to think it was a boring shrub until i realised that it spends April-june absolutely covered in bees - literally swarmingimage.  It hums louder than our washing machine on its spin cycleimage.  So now i am a fan!

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  • greenjudegreenjude Posts: 64

    The grassy one looks rather like Deschampsia caespitosa. On the other hand, the leaves seem to have a distinctive rounded point. If they're also very smooth and glossy, it could be Ophiopogon, the green version - the one more usually seen is the black one, lily turf.

  • that's cotoneaster horzontalis and spanish bluebells scilla hyacinthoides

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,228

    It's cotoneaster but the branch arrangement  isn't that of horizontalis.

     

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