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Very new and looking for a bit of help

stu2985stu2985 Posts: 1


My partner used to love to do all the gardening.  Sadly she now does someone else's garden.  So I am left with my garden and a total lack of knowledge on what is what.  Are there any kind people out there can give me some pointers.  The first 4 pictures I have no idea if they are weeds or not.  So any help in that direction would be most welcome.  The last 4 pics are of 2 borders that I have.  Again any advice there would be most welcome.  Thanks in advance


  • jabsyjabsy Posts: 54

    The only one I'm reasonable sure of is in the 3rd photo, the ones with the crinkly leaves looks like some sort of primula. The tall plants amongst it look like weeds though.

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    1 is a centaurea montana (very pretty - a keeper)

    2 looks like a weedy form of euphorbia -i'd get rid of it, but wear gloves as the sap can irritate the skin

    4 is a hardy geranium - will have lovely purple flowers soon

    Not sure on 3 - i agree with jabsy about the primroses, but I think the other is probably a weed.

    the rest looks lovely ?  I can spot a ceonothus (blue flowered shrub), a clematis montana (climbing over the trellis), and a lovely sea of something white, which I have too, but can't remember its name.  Try and keep on top of the weeds around the shrubs and you won't go far wrong .....and keep coming back here for more adviceimage

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    Just had another look and you have lily of the valley in the last picture too ....the tiny white flowers coming out of the quite wide leaves at ground level.  Put your nose down there and you will get a delicious waft of the most amazing scent image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,204

    Picture 1 is Centaurea as chicky says. Picture 2 is a Euphorbia growing at the base of a Clematis. Picture 3 shows Primulas but I'm not sure of the taller plant. The leaves do look like those of a lilac - is there a stump there? Picture 4 is a hardy Geranium. Picture 5 and 6 show Cerastium tomentosum - the white flowers. This is sometimes called Snow in Summer. The spiky plant could be a Cordyline. Picture 7 shows the Ceanothus - already ID and two Clematis montana - one dark pink and one light pink. Picture 8 is a little difficult to see but I think it is a lilac growing against the fence with the Lily of the Valley at the base.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable

    I think the spikey plant is a Phormium ?

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