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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,431

    Purple one a plant. Bottom green one looks like jack by the hedge aka garlic mustard. weed or wildflower depending on your perspective. Orange tip butterflies like them.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,605

    Purple one looks like, the dark leaved Lysimachia.

    As fidget says, second one is wild garlic, grows rampantly throughout garden, orchard, woodland, and paths, in my garden.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thanks to you both. Now I can get rid of the weed. Wasn't sure whether it was a Hollyhock or not. 

  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    I'm curious Bimbling,what is a Bimbling gardener?.
  • Brenda is spot on! You're supposed to be doing one thing but end up just wandering about doing lots of what grabs your attention and end up down the other end of the garden. Bimbling.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Indeed.... except that the Royal Marines refer to what the Parachute regiment call 'yomping' - i.e. trekking vast distances over difficult terrain with enormous packs - as bimbling.  Typical RM understatement.

  • I'm not going to argue with either of them! I might have to trek down the garden with a couple of trays of plants trying to avoid any obstacles the wife has left out for me so definitely not yomping either!

  • Yep - I have the first one - it is Lysimachia ciliata image 

    Forgive me punkdoc - but isn't wild garlic 'Ramsons' - I agree this is Alliaria.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I have heard 

    Allium ursinum

    Allium triquetum 

    Alliaria petiolata

    all referred to as wild garlic.

    This is why I use the above names. I like to know which plant I'm discussing.

    re weeds. I'd rather have  Alliaria petiolata than  Lysimachia ciliataimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I have all three nutcutlet image 

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