looks more like a clematis to me
I hope it's not a tree in all those baskets
Any chance of a photo of those long top growths? To show the stems and leaf arrangement. The top photo is very clear, the other less so for ID purposes.
most of us are UK and Europe based, not familiar with garter snakes, sorry
I used to see what was probably Common Broomrape in places where I used to live in S. Cambs.
Yes ladybird, I tried to get Ivy Broomrape started once, I've got enough ivy to support acres of it, but it didn't take
no leaves, no green parts?
I think that's one of the broomrapes, Orobanches. All parasitic on something, ivy, grass, lots of things but specific to the species. That's an exciting find, I'd love to have that in my garden
That plant is a willowherb but it's not Rosebay Willowherb
it might be Broad-leaved Willowherb, Epilobium montanum