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Another ID from a novice gardener...

MemetraderMemetrader Posts: 48

If you have seen my previous posts you will know that I am a beginner at gardening image

Can you please help me ID these two?




  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    The top one looks like Escallonia Rubra 'Macrantha' . Second one an oriental popply? A bit too close...

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,114

    Second one looks more like Teasel than Poppy.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,160

    I agree.  2nd is teasel and needs to go if you don't want to seed around everywhere.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,000

    Not sure about teasel ...... could be Bristly Ox-tongue ......... take a close look at the bristles and compare them as described here 

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

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I think Dove's suggestion is more likely - teasel leaves have a kind of water-collecting cup shape where they join the stem.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • MemetraderMemetrader Posts: 48

    Thank you everyone.

    The link was useful. It helped me identify the Bristly Ox-tongue by the alternate leaves rather than opposite leaves for Teasel which was not clear in photographs.

    I had quite a few in my new (to me) garden and I have dug them up.

    Thanks again....

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