hi can anyone tell me what plant this is please
Looks like a Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius)
hey thank you it just appeared this spring and thought it was a weed so left it to see what flower it would produce as my partner likes weeds for the flowers for wildlife
I think it is a Phygelius too. It is a South African plant that is treated as a hardy perennial here. It grows about 2-3ft and like a sunny sheltered spot. Cut back to ground level in the spring to encourage new growth. other than that it needs very little attention, just the occasional feed and water in very dry weather, mine flower every year.
think i might have to move it then as it is growing on a patch of gravel must have been a seed dropped by a bird