Hi All, I moved into a property with an overgrown cottage garden. I have been having problems identifying a few plants. Please can you help, plus any suggestions on how to look after them. Many thanks from a keen but very amateur gardener.
1. Fritillaria Meleagris
Other 2 look familiar but names arent coming to me.
Someone else will come along shortly to help
The first is a fritillary, one of my faves, I just leave them be, allow them to self seed and soon you'll have a colony. Do watch out for lily beetles though, mine have been decimated this year as I was away for a week - subsequently squished more than 20!
Can't help on 2 as eyes not good enough.
3 might be aramis but really not sure.
no1 is a snakeshead fritillary, don't know No2 but I like it and I don't know No3, sorry, not a lot of help.
1 is a snakes head fritillary. its a bulb, I don't know about care, I don't give mine any
The others I don't know, sorry.
No. 3 Yellow = celandine and pink could be ladies smock.
Agree with the others on No. 1
Can't make out No. 2
Yes! Think Forester2 is right
Ladies smock has different stem leaves to basal leaves
No. 1. Snakeshed fritillary - a flower of old damp meadows, rare in the wild.
No. 2 is Lathyrus vernus - spring vetchling - a lovely thing.
No. 3 is Cardamine pratensis also known as Ladies Smock and Cuckoo Flower - another lovely flower of old damp meadows, getting quite rare in the wild.
You've got some quite special things in your garden - lucky you
2 is Lathyrus vernus, spring pea. sorry like Victoria, mine don't get any care. They just comes up every year
I think 3 is Cardamine pratensis, cuckoo flower. I'm interested in that little cyclamen to the right of it. I haven't got any cyclamen flowering right now, Do you, or does anyone else, know which one it is?
What do you reckon that cyclamen is Dove?
I forgot about the care. 1 and 3 like it damp, they're water meadow natives