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02/03/2014 at 12:50

Hello All.

It's such an exciting time in the garden, especially since this is my first spring in this garden. Little things are popping up all over. I was wondering if anyone could help me to identify these please.





02/03/2014 at 13:21

Don't know the first one, but someone will.

2) is a primrose

3) is vinca, possibly vinca major

02/03/2014 at 13:23

1. Is a sedum 

2. Is a native primrose

3. really annoying can't remember the name but it's a lovely one! Think it begins with v


02/03/2014 at 13:23

Oh Swiss sue yes vinca major ppphhheeewwww

02/03/2014 at 13:25

 The first pic is a Sedum or Iceplant  Jack. The second is the native primula which is lovely, much nicer than the brightly coloured Polyanthus I think. And Vinca for the third, as stated already

02/03/2014 at 13:35

Thank you all! I just looked up Sedum and now recognise it. This new growth is growing out of the base of the woody bit from last year. Those Native Primrose are coming up all over which is nice. The Vinca is really beautiful also.

Thanks again everyone.

02/03/2014 at 14:14

Your welcome and enjoy your pretty specimens especially the sedum

02/03/2014 at 14:31

Thank you Stacey!

02/03/2014 at 14:47

I'm impressed with myself because I knew the last 2  I have a Sedum too and was going to out a pic to ID it so thanks Stacey  Is it called ornamental cabbage as it's common name or is that something else (I think that's what my mum said it was but can't remember?).

i think I need to buy a vinca major 

02/03/2014 at 15:02

Vinca do very well in shady areas

02/03/2014 at 15:09

Perfect reason to buy one then artjak, thanks for pointing that out 

02/03/2014 at 15:11

Sedums are great for bees and butterflies too Jack, and are easy to propagate. You can pull little bits off and stick them in a pot of gritty compost and they'll take no problem. A sunny spot which free draining soil is best for them.

02/03/2014 at 16:04

Ah good, Fairygirl, I'm trying to cram in as many bee and butterfly friendly plants, so it's good I have one already! Yes, thanks for the info, I was just looking up about propagating them, would be nice to have a bigger cluster, they are lovely looking later in the year.

02/03/2014 at 17:04

looking at the size of the flower to leaf size, I think it might be Vinca Minor. Difficult from the photo.

In my experience, vinca major can be a bit of a thug. Fine if you've, say, a large bank to cover, but vinca minor behaves more sociably.

02/03/2014 at 17:12

Hostafan - at my last house we got some Vinca major for covering a bare bit next to Hostas near the little pond, but it was never a problem as the bunnies kept it pruned - constantly  

I have the white one here for my back fence shady border.

Jack - you'll get lots of suggestions on the forum for bee and butterfly planting as many of us are very keen on doing the same 

02/03/2014 at 18:20

methinks the bunnies did you favour. tee hee.

02/03/2014 at 18:25

Yes - 1 is a sedum. I've just divided some of mine. They respond well to this at this time of year. When they flower later in the year the butterflies will love them - here's mine in bloom last year.

02/03/2014 at 18:29

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02/03/2014 at 18:36

I love my sedum and soooo easy to take cuttings from later in the year... jakey proof the bees love low love it


02/03/2014 at 18:41

Lovely stuff Tracey

I've been seeing some tree bumble bees. I wouldn't have IDd them so easily but I was with someone that knows about bees

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