Help with allotment plant ID pls!
We've just taken possession of our new allotment - its a brand new site which only opened last year, so it looks like whoever had this plot before us only had it for one season. Its very overgrown, and quite boggy so I think we have plenty of work ahead of us
But before we start ripping things out, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify these plants which are still planted there?
The first is this red plant - feels quite woody, and there are a few scattered across part of the plot, but I can't spot any patterns so I don't even know if its something which has been planted there, or if its just a weed!
The second is this - there is a definite row of them so it looks like they're there intentionally. We'll be back down there at the weekend and will pull some up see if we can identify them - unless anyone here can tell what they are from the (not very good) picture?