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Have these in my front garden but not sure what they are.
The first one i thought was dead and cut it right back but it is coming back to life rapidly.
It may be the wine but I can't see these as the same plant
They are 2 seperate plants
I was thinking Lupins and Rue, but the second plant is not very clear.
The second one produces daisy like flowers
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.
What colour flowers?
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.
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.
The daisy one produces white with yellow centres.Will get a better photo tomorrow.
Think it might be this one http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2132
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.
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
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.
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!
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 anthemisI 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
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?