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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.
Don't know the first one, but someone will.
2) is a primrose
3) is vinca, possibly vinca major
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
Oh Swiss sue yes vinca major ppphhheeewwww
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
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.
Your welcome and enjoy your pretty specimens especially the sedum
Thank you Stacey!
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
Vinca do very well in shady areas
Perfect reason to buy one then artjak, thanks for pointing that out
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.
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.
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.
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
methinks the bunnies did you favour. tee hee.
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.
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I love my sedum and soooo easy to take cuttings from later in the year... jakey proof the bees love low love it
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