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guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
I have a couple of things appearing in my wild area, and I could do with some help identifying them please.
The first one is low growing, in a fairly shady area.  I have set my glasses up to give an idea of a scale.  It is growing like an ajuga, and spreading a good bit (which I don't really mind at this stage).  You can see that it's quite leafy with fairly small insignificant flowers.

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The second one seems to have leaves like a Jacob's ladder and has the small pink flowers.  There is some grass growing in the picture too.  The plant I want to identify is the one with the opposite oval leaves

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  • robairdmacraignilrobairdmacraignil CorkPosts: 617
    Are they European speedwell and vetch?
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,500
    The first one is one of the speedwells (veronica) - there are a few, some annual and some perennial.  The second is a vetch, possibly Vicia sativa.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
    Ha!  The irony is that I just bought 2 Brooklime a few days ago to plant round my pond, and now I find that I have a decent amount of it growing in another part of the garden!
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