These two plants are popping up in various places in my garden. Can anyone tell me what they are?
They look a bit like sweet williams, do you have any in your garden that may have self seeded?
Hi Kate. There was one small sweet William in the garden when we moved in 6 years ago. It flowered for two years then disappeared. Could the seeds have lain dormant for so long?
6 years is a long time, do any neighbours have them?
Lorea-my guesses are usually wrong-but-could the second be a penstemon?
-if not it looks suspiciously like a weed that my neighbour seems to cultivate,but I don't know the name
It could be rosebay willow herb, self seeds everywhere
Hmmm, interesting suggestions. I suppose I could wait until it flowers and then get back to you!
Not sure of first but second is pensteman.
Don't think 1st is willow bay herb. It has a reddish stem and leaves are different shape.
I'm happy to be proved wrong but I'm with Muddyfork, we've a shed load that pop up every year at my Grannys!
There's never been any penstemon in the garden as far as I know. There's definitely more of the first one than the second. I'd just like to be sure before I ruthlessly rip it all out that I'm not getting rid of something I might like.