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02/04/2014 at 15:24

Hi all while i was out digging today i am across these two plants growing by the side of my fence not sure what they are or where they came from i have dug them up and put them in my rockery boarder just in case they are worth keeping.



 plant 2 has little purple flowers sprouting and the roots are like tubes any help is appreciated thanks

02/04/2014 at 15:29

not sure but looks like herb Robert which has a bit smell to it as you pull it up and grows everywhere (weed) little pink flowers but then it looks like dianthus bleeding hearts in fact I think am  wrong.

02/04/2014 at 16:13
Thanks for replying flowering rose I have looked at imagies of both herb robert and dianthus I am still none the wiser lol the leaves and stems look very simular on both I am leaning more to the herb robert but will need to wait for the flower to fully bloom to see if it opens up like herb robert or dangles like the dianthus hopefully others might be able to confirm.Plant 1 I am struggling to find any images to match but still searching thanks again
02/04/2014 at 16:47

I think the first is Astilbe?

02/04/2014 at 16:53

I agree. The first one is an Astilbe. Sorry don't know the second but someone will...

02/04/2014 at 16:56

The first one could well be Astilbe 

The second one is familiar but my brain is addled by Saharan Dust - it's not a weed, I do know that much, so look after it and someone will come along and identify it.  

02/04/2014 at 16:57

The second one looks like an anemone, not sure which one. 

02/04/2014 at 16:59

The top one might be an Actaea.

02/04/2014 at 17:07

I think the second could be a dicentra but not the big bleeding heart.

D. eximia or formosa or one of the hybrids. If it is it's not one for a hot dry rockery

Not necessarily this one but that sort of thing


02/04/2014 at 17:12
Thanks all I will compare image's to the first one with the identifications given, Thanks Dove glad it's not a weed and glad I decided to save them
02/04/2014 at 17:18
Thanks for that nut will I be ok to put it in a big flower pot till my boarders are done ?
02/04/2014 at 17:21

I should think so Mikey, I had some in pots all last summer because I didn't get round to planting out. Keep it in the shade

Ditto the first, astilbe or actaea, they don't do hot and dry

02/04/2014 at 17:22

agreed nut and flowering rose. 2 is Bleeding Heart Dicentra formosa

02/04/2014 at 17:28

1.An Astilbe, probably.

2. Agree with Nut it is a Dicentra probably cuccularia

02/04/2014 at 17:29
Thanks all two new plants for keeps then funny thing is is how they got there at first I thought maybe next door but they have no plants in there back garden and I have had no plants in my garden for years just grass so its a bonus.
02/04/2014 at 17:32

1.An Astilbe, probably.

2. Agree with Nut it is a Dicentra probably cuccularia. I suppose we should not call them Dicentra anymore, as they have been renamed Lamprocapnos.

02/04/2014 at 17:44

I knew I recognised it!  My Dicentra just peeked through the soil surface today. 

02/04/2014 at 22:23

First one is Astilbe, could have white, pink or deep red flowers. Second one looks like a purple daisy but can't remember its name

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