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any idea what any of these are?



Choisya, cotoneaster, aquelia (maybe), a wild buddleija...not sure what that thing middle back is..


Middle thing at the back is a Euphorbia (caper spurge)  watch the milky sap doesn't get on your skin. 


In addition to daisy's collection I can see a Lonicera nitida probably ' Baggeson's Gold', Euphorbia lathyris, a cornus coming in from the left and a bramble.

Weeding tomorrow please, the bramble and all that grass 

when i took over it, it was fall of grass and weeds and all sorts so i cleared it and know these plants have appeared.

I did plant some lavender seeds there back in april, so left it till i knew. 

I also put some sunflower seeds in but i dont think i have had much luck with them.


This is my 1st year a have a garden. I live in a ground floor flat so only have small borders. Unfortunately the council have yet to cut the grass.


Any advice to make this area better apart from weeding. How can i identify bramble/weeds?




Michuk.........I've a feeling your Lavendar seeds won't be too successful just sowing in that border.  Far better to see if a kind neighbour has one and will take cuttings for you.

You don't say what aspect the border is so a bit difficult to recommend plant ideas.  Also what sort of thing do you like ?

I wouldn't worry about identifying a bramble..........basically if it grows at a tremendous rate and has thorns, it's probably a bramble  Other weeds are more difficult to identify unless you know what you are looking at.

what is this one?


its a south facing garden.


I like plants with lots of flowers, which will give colour most of the year.


That's the Choisya.  Judging from the colour, possibly Choisya ternata 'Sundance'.


That one is a choisya


I just typed screeds and it all disappeared somewhere.

I would just keep the shrubs and weed all else. Then introduce plants rather than seeds unless they're cheap and cheerful annuals. Perennial seeds are too slow to compete with weeds in the garden.



The one at the back with pointy horizontal leaves is a euphorbia. Watch that one they leak a white sap when you damage them (easy) and it burns your skin


The one in front of the euphorbia with the greyish leaves is a buddleia, good for bees and butterflies

would Dahlia bulbs work?


Even there I might wait and buy one that's growing in a pot.



For quick, bright colour, you could plant some Nasturtium seeds. There are some very colourful mixtures in the shops (Lidl has very cheap seeds), the earth is warm enough for them to germinate quite fast now.

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