Posted: 17/12/2014 at 20:28
I know it's difficult at this time of year, the garden I'm working in hasn't been well maintained by the previous so called 'gardener'.
6 I managed to identify as a Lonicera. 8 isn't a herb, no smell at all, first thing I thought of as well, I think it's a salvia of some sort. 2 isn't a perennial poppy, there are actually two plants there, the one in the front is the mystery. Again maybe a salvia of some sort I know I've seen it before, but memory fails me.
I had thought of a Daphne, but it's in the wrong soil for it and it's not doing well, so thanks for the confirmation.
Thanks for the musk mallow, I had a suspicion, but wasn't a 100%.
4 is a very young shasta daisy of some sort, I realised after posting I'd done it by mistake, they are everywhere. self seeded of course.
7 is the real sticker for me, It's about 4-5ft tall and all that's distinctive is the seed head, first glance I thought acanthus, but it's not, but the seed head is similar. I may have to wait for next year now as they are all composting now!
Thanks for your efforts peeps, appreciate it.