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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,678

Visited EA Bowles garden, Myddleton House, today as it's just up the road.  I saw these and wondered what they are.  The acid yellow one is stunning and would love to have that in my garden.  The second photo was being used as hedging, it had been clipped into a very short, formal hedge.  Could be a good alternative to Box, but I don't know what it is.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    I think the second is Teucrium chamaedrys, aka wall germander. Often clipped like that. Has nice pink flowers if not.

    Have you any more pics of the first?

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,575

    Could the first be bupleurum, Nut?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    The leaves are wrong for any bupleurum that I've grown Liriimage

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,575

    Thanks Nut.  Back to the drawing board...

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    I grew a patrinia once, can't remember which one, it snuffed it. It looked a bit like that.

  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    Is the first a euphorbia?

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    the leaves are wrong for euphorbia lisaimage

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,678

    Thanks Nut, yes it is Teucrium, a useful discovery if Blight or the Box caterpillars get to my topiary.  Stupidly I didn't take more photos of the other plant, even though there were hundreds of them in the garden.  Will try to go back and take some, as I love the acid yellow colour and the foliage.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,575

    Keen, if you find the name of the acid yellow plant (you could try the gardener, if there's one on duty when you visit) please let us know what it is.  It's bugging me!  image

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,097

    I'd be interested to know what plant no. 1 is.
    I have vast amount of something similar appearing all over my garden - thousands and thousands keep appearing. Every few days I use the hoe on them.
    I've taken pics of some that are in the 'natural' part of the garden that are about to get a dose of roundup.

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     I'd love to know what they are and where they came from.
    The plant has a huge tap root and unless the whole thing is killed, it just keep on sprouting. Very tricky to get rid of once it gets going.

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