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  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    I think it's Lamium alba or dead nettle.  It also comes in purple.  Good ground cover but can run wild, given a chance.

  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    ehm, is the plant as pale as it looks in the picture? It could be Lamium galeobdolum florentinum "variegatum". The leaves should be green with silvery marks, and the flowers sort of lemony-buttery yellow

  • Many thanks, will check out the way to keep it in check as it did overrun a bit last year, it has such nice flowers.

  • all the dead nettles are pretty, but you have to watch out as they are also rampant.  I'm clearing the yellow ones out right now - a fork and dig job, but I usually leave a few plant and cut them down to the ground now to let them start again.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    Agree with Katherine, that could be a Lamium galeobdolen cultivar. It doesn't look like the native white deadnettle.

    Also agree with gg

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    It is definitely a thug, but such a handsome one... even where it is *not* in the ways, cut it all down after it's done blooming, it keeps it prettier, less leggy.

    In wild corners of a woodland garden it can be faboulous. image

  • This is all good advice, thanks very much, I have a dew more plants I need help with, I've definitely come to the right forum!

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