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Hi, hoping you can help. I'm starting the laborious task of trying to identify what currently grows in my garden (moved in 6 months ago). Some of it is has been planted at some point or another  and I can identity a lot of that as garden flowers. However, I seem to have a huge amount of wild flowers growing (and I suspect a large amount of weed as the garden hasn't been tended very well over the last couple of years or so) and I have no idea what they are. If someone could help identify this lot I'd be a very happy girl! Thank you in advance










  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    I'll start off. Number 1 is a peony.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904

    Huh, I was going to do that one image

    I think No 2 might be Enchanter's Nightshade, but there are other things it might be - it'll be easier to tell when it flowers image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,424

    I think the last one may be Lysimachia 'Firecracker'

    Pleased to say 2nd one not Enchanter's nightshade. I know that one TOO well, but don't know this one, sorry.

    3rd could be that little Euphorbia cyparissias, the one that has a cultivar 'Fen Ruby'

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,017

    1 looks like a peony to me too.  I think no 2 may be the common form of lysimachia with yellow flowers later on.  Can be invasive.   3 looks like euphorbia but I don't like them so don't grow them and can't say which one.  4 is a ringer for lysimachia Firecracker.  Lovely purple foliage but not good when the acid yellow flowers come out.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • All of you guys are so great. Thanks so much for your help with these. I'm sure I have more so far unidentied's but this is a great help. If No 2 is a Lysmachia you're right about it being invasive. Its everywhere! Fingers crossed that soon I can be at the stage where I know what to pull out and dead off and what to leave alone or resite. Thanks again for the help xxx

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