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Any idea what these plants are?

Sue6Sue6 Posts: 37

My sister has donated me some plants dug up from her garden as she is reducing borders to create more lawn for her kids to play on....  but we have no idea what they are.  Can anyone help identify them please, I want to make sure i'm not introducing problem plants into my garden.

Mystery plant 1:


Mystery plant 2 (the one with flowers on):






  • CalendulaCalendula Posts: 69

    2 is Lungwort or Pulmonaria.

  • DiggerSeanDiggerSean Posts: 52

    As above for 2 and 1 could be yellow loofstrife.

  • DiggerSeanDiggerSean Posts: 52

    Loosestrife even*

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    I'd cut the floppy stems off that top one.It will establish quicker

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • If no.1 is loosestrife , and I am not sure that it is, it will sucker underground and become a bit of a nuisance that is v. difficult to eradicate. Check with your sister?

  • Sue6Sue6 Posts: 37

    Thanks everyone... i'll ask my sister a couple more questions and post back.

  • no 1 looks a bit like either marjoram or mint that has flopped over after planting and not yet picked up.

    no 2 is Pulmonaria - spreads nicely but noit a problem - tends tio fget mildew later in the summer in my garden, but I have taller things behind it like crocosmia so you don't notice it too much.

  • GG...If you cut the pulmonaria down to the ground when it finishes flowering, which could be in a few weeks (precision always was my strong point) you will overcome the mildew risk and have a nice flush of pretty leaf for the rest of the year.

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