Plant ID

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. image










  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    1. Fritillaria Meleagris

    Other 2 look familiar but names arent coming to me.

    Someone else will come along shortly to help image

  • AuntiemandAuntiemand Posts: 44

    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.


  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    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.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,405

    Hi Sarah,

    1 is a snakes head fritillary. its a bulb, I don't know about care, I don't give mine any image

    The others I don't know, sorry.


  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    No. 3 Yellow = celandine and pink could be ladies smock.

    Agree with the others on No. 1

    Can't make out No. 2

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,405

    Yes! Think Forester2 is rightimage

    Ladies smock has different stem leaves to basal leaves image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,587

    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 image


    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,220

    2 is Lathyrus vernus, spring pea. sorry like Victoria, mine don't get any care. They just comes up every yearimage

    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?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,220

    What do you reckon that cyclamen is Dove?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,220

    I forgot about the care. 1 and 3 like it damp, they're water meadow natives

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