Suggested reading, 'Games People Play' by Eric Berne
How far did you cut them back and have they got any leaves now?
Maybe someone else will have a photo
B3's plant sounds like Lychnis coronaria which I think might be the same as Pete's rose campion
Sounds wonderful GD
Papi Jo says:Pieris? See original post
I think so but acid lovers are outside my experience
I think it's a willowherb but not rosebay, Possibly Epilobium hirsutum.
I don't have to go far to view this one Bob
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes'
I'd leave it, you'll probably get some earlier flowers