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Hello Mike. How are you? 

An interesting title - how safe is my garden? Well, it would be a lot safer if my husband would refrain from feeding all the birds that then mosey on over to dine off my prize seedlings when they run out of bird seed.

I'll add to your list:  plum trees, damsons, apples, pears, quince and mulberry and sour cherry.


OK Mike here goes - bluebell,snowdrop,dahlia,iris,lily,hollyhock,delphinium,larkspur,foxglove,sweet william,sweet pea,violet,cornflower (centaurea cyanus), cornflower (centaurea montana), wood spurge,corn cockle,cosmos,salvia,candytuft,dill,lemon balm,rosemary,forsythia,red robin,ash,nasturtium,signet marigold,snapdragon,lady's mantel,wallflower,sunflower.

Hope I haven't repeated anything 


Hi i will add a few. 

Red / white / black currants - gooseberry - Grapevine - Rhubarb - Strawberry - dicentra - geranium - daffs - tulips - aliums - Hydrangea -  Lilums - Loral - dogwood - beach edge - honeysuckle - Delphinium - verbascum - foxglove - sedium - Lupins - Dalias

Cant think of anymore my mind gone numb. I have added no annuals i plant were not sure.

excuse my spelling 


Here we go - apologies for any duplications:

Figs, hostas, day lilies, runner beans, wax beans, borlotti beans, purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, fennel, sorrel, swiss chard, raspberries, rhubarb, french tarragon, courgettes, tomatoes, apple mint, spearmint, bay, parsley, oregano, thyme, chives,  chinese chives, ramsons, ferns, pulmonaria, hellebores, sambuccus, hazel, English native ash, roses, veronica, echinacea, roscoea, sisyrinchium, brooklime, creeping jenny, bergenia, iris foetidissima, arum maculata, viburnum .............. I'm sure I've forgotten some 


Hello Mike, 

Hoping not to duplicate, I have choisya, alchemilla mollis, peony, Euphorbia, oxalis, rock rose, armeria, pigroot, day lily,asters, red hot poker, tulips, pieris, geraniums, hydrangeas, roses and a newly planted scabious. Plus I found some wild cowslip 

Oh, and I take it weeds don't count 



I'll just add a few of my favorites in the garden.

Exochorda, fatsia japonica, teasel, bay tree, cardoon, gunnera, bamboo, arundo donax, griselinia, tree paeony, calllistemon.


Astrantia, skimmia, lupins, Acer, spirea, Japonica, Rowen, raspberry, hosta, fushia, huchera, ivy, calla lilies, geum, hardy lobilia, liatris, forsythia, hypericum, honeysuckle, clematis, Japanese anemones, 

Quite surprised myself with this list, didn't think I had very much in my garden - and These are the ones that hopefully I haven't repeated.



Freesias, forsythia,daphne odorat,olive, hellebore, potentilla, wallflower, cleome,gladioli byzantium, blueberry, pak choi, chinese cabbage, squash,aubergine,parsnip,swede, kohl rabi,celeriac.

Hope there's no repeats.


Oak leaf Hydrangea, Phormium, Canna, Actea, Verbena bonariensis, Allium sphaerocephalon, Blackthorn, Pyracantha, Berberis, Pulsatilla, Gaultheria -2 types, Apples, Dianthus, Crocus, Snowdrops, Strawberries, Crocosmia, Sarcococca, Osmanthus, Carex, Spartina and Hackonechloa.

And lots on the other lists! 


Mike, my poor brain. I've read through those posts and all the plants have fallen out already

I'll add Daphne tangutica, Dicentra macrocapnos (called something else now), yellow rattle, greater and lesser knapweed, elecampane, ragged robin and Pulmonaria rubra.

I did a species count many years ago, there were hundreds but some have been swamped by this lot, stinging nettles, goosegrass, woundwort, wood avens, enchanter's nightshade, creeping buttercup, cow parsley, hogweed and many of their mates

Victoria Sponge

Hi Mike,

Hopefully not repeating anything- had to get my spreadsheet out for this 

Achillea, anthemis, astilbe, arbutus unedo, burnett, campanula, echinops, euonymous, gorse, hebe, ilex, juncus, mallow, monarda, mahonia, muscari, nepeta, oenothera, persicaria, solidago, trollius, yew.

Good luck with your book 


Just remembered some more:

Water avens, erythronium, lamium, violet ........


Victoria - you've got several there that I forgot -  think it's too early for me to be compiling lists! 

Just don't ask us to provide the pix Mike - we'll be there forever! 


Astrantia, azaleas, astilbes, Acer, aubretia, artemisia, , arabis (varieties) alyssum (perennials) aconitum, anisdontea, asters, alstromeria, (perennial), actea, asparagus, apple, aeoniums,arum lily, armeria,anemone (wild swan and blanda), berberis, buddleia, buxus varieties, blackcurrant, Beetroot, brunnera, bidens,,  beans,blueberry, busy lizzies, ceratostigma, camelia,canna, carrot, carpentaria, conifers (juniper, taxus, cryptomeria,) clematis, chives, corydalis (blue carpeting) , cosmos, choisya, crocosmia, vsrieties, campanulas, coleus, dahlia's, dsffodils, delphinium, dierama, diascia,dogwood, dianthus,  dicentras, echinacea, euphorbias, euonymous, erigeron, eryngiums, ,escallonia, fig, , felicia, fuschia,,ferns,  forsythia, grasses, griselinia, geum, gaura corries gold,   geraniums, gooseberry, jasmine,, hypericum, hydrangea, hebe(varieties)hostas,honeysuckle, helianthemum, hemerocallis, heleniums, hellebore, hibiscus, ,Heuchera, heathers, holly varieties,, iris, jasmine, knautia (chili black)lobelia(perennial), lupins, lilies, leucanthemum, lippia citriodora, liriope.lychnis, linum, lavendar, Libertia (varieties) mint, nemesis, ophiopogon, onions, osteospermum, oleria, parsley, primrose, phlox, philadelphus. Peppers, Phormiums, photinia, pieris, palms (varieties) pulmonarias, penstemons, persicara red baron, polemonium(stairway to heaven)Pittosporum(vsrieties)Physiocarpus,,peony, peach, prunus cistena crimson dwarf, pear, phlox, pelargonium,   radish, rosemary, rhubarb,  rhododendron vsrieties, salvia, (hardy and tender) santolina (varieties), scabious, sedums, sisynchrium (may snow) senecio,  solanum album, sweetcorn, tomatoes, teuchrium,  tradescantia, tiarella,,tulips, Veronica's, veronicastrums, verbena (varieties), wallflowers (perennial and biennial)

Wow!  Didn't think I was going to stop.  Think I grow a fair bit and I'm sure there are more but got a headache now 


I dont see Lavender in anyones lists, I grow a lot of this

Gaillardia also


Busy Bee2

Verdun, your list just makes me dizzy.  Mike, why don't you set up a website with one list we can all add to, or we could tick off what we grow, and then you would know which was the most popular plant?  Also, you could have both names - common and latin in the same box (so honeysuckle/lonicera).  Mind you I say that - I wouldn't know how to set up a website , or an interactive list, but someone will know.  Has anyone said verbascum?  I am growing some seedlings in the greenhouse at the moment.  Slow going, but gradually getting bigger.  You'd have thought something so big would have had more robust seedlings. 


BB2 s idea sounds good.. At this stage it would be easier to put a spreadsheet up on dropbox and leave it open for people to add too.

Busy Bee2

I knew someone would know how to do it Ighten!  Just as surely as I knew I wouldn't!


I've got 31 that are on Verdun's list, didn't realise how many plants I had.

Shallots, spinach, kale & rocket.  

Victoria Sponge

If we are still doing this list I've also got the following which I don't think anyone has mentioned yet...?

aconitum, cytisus, coreopsis, cirsium rivulare, centranthus ruber, eremurus, hepatica, kalmia latifolia, leptospermum, lithodora, mimulus, physostegia, pickerel, rudbeckia, Salix, snowberry, typha minima, woody nightshade