Er - which plants would they be? Give us a clue
There is a line of symbols above the box that you type in, next to the ABC with a tick is a little tree - press that and follow what it indicates.
Agree that 1. is Acanthus - or Bear's Bum as it was known in our tiny garden that it dominated.
I think 2. is Leyceteria formosa - pheasant berry. I think they both need rotating 90 deg. clockwise to look normal ;- )
Hi there - well done with the photos !!! First is, I think Acanthus Mollis.
Second photo looks like Leycesteria formosa - Pheasant Berry shrub.
I believe that both can grow quite large - we have the first in the garden and it is quite large - do not have the second but, coincidentally, saw one in the garden of a neighbour today and it was a good sized shrub - over a metre in height.
Hope this helps and I'm sure that other forumites will have other ideas as to identity.
Yes watch out for the Pheasant Berry - it spreads and self seeds easily. It also strikes easily from cuttings, but as the name suggests, birds love the fruits.