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28/09/2013 at 19:58

Have these in my front garden but not sure what they are.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31746.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31747.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 The first one i thought was dead and cut it right back but it is coming back to life rapidly.

28/09/2013 at 20:23

It may be the wine but I can't see these as the same plant

28/09/2013 at 20:25

They are 2 seperate plants

28/09/2013 at 20:27

I was thinking Lupins and  Rue, but the second plant is not very clear.

28/09/2013 at 20:29

The second one produces daisy like flowers

28/09/2013 at 20:35

Lupins yes

I can never remember the name of the second one agyranthemum or something lkike that. Not rue.

I think Verdun knows this one, he told me what it was before but I forgot. 

28/09/2013 at 20:36

What colour flowers?

28/09/2013 at 20:38

1st one is a lupin. Can you give us more info on the daisy flowers - colour, form etc or better still a photo or a photo  of the individual leaves as it is difficult to see them at the moment.

28/09/2013 at 20:41

The first one has been in there now for 4 years i would say and i haven't seen it flower yet,it gets sort of furry pods on it but no flowers yet. I just googled lupins and it say's it likes well drained soil but where it is is not well drained and constantly moist.

28/09/2013 at 20:43

The daisy one produces white with yellow centres.Will get a better photo tomorrow.

28/09/2013 at 20:50
28/09/2013 at 20:52

Looks as though the lupins have self seeded themselves in the gravel so they must like the conditions you have. The flowers come before the furry pods you speak of - they are the seed pods. What you have will be the 'wild' lupin not the hybrids that you are viewing on google so the flowers will not be big showy blooms but rather small and probably a dark purple/blue.

28/09/2013 at 20:52

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/1064.shtml

one of these is what I was thinking of for the second.

For the first, you can't get to furry pods without having flowers first. Seed pods develop from flowers even if flowers are tiny and you don't notice them

 

28/09/2013 at 20:57

Thanks,i cut it right back and new life is sprouting up all around,I'd say the kids have probably picked off the flowers before i was able to notice them.

28/09/2013 at 21:00

If the flowers had been removed you wouldn't have seed pods. You will have to look out for them next year...maybe get the kids on board and see who spots them  first!

28/09/2013 at 21:28

1 pic is a lupin and probably not flowered as it's not happy where it is.
If you can move it somewhere with good soil and some sun, may well flower next year.

2nd pic could be wormwood (or chernobyl in Russian!) a variety of anthemis
I used to have some in the garden - very pretty grey furry foliage with a distinct smell - a bit medicinal.
Tiny flowrs that are barely noticable.
If it is wormwood, then it is to an extent toxic

I recall absinthe was made with it - so you could always have a go at that

Good luck!
Pete

29/09/2013 at 05:14

Come to think of it,it has produced flowers small pale pink ones,i need to take more notice,lol. We had a friend come in 4-5 years ago and plant a few things for us but never took any notice.

What can i do to it to help it along,a bit of feed maybe?

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