No you're right. Katherine.
This one doesn't do that to me Penelope but the shrubby P. fruticosa does
It must be a family trait
Could we see the bark and the twigs please and the whole tree
I think the consensus is linaria and I have no doubt of that at all. More of a sun plant than a woodland plant
If you've got them, plant them. Have douibts like Paul but they won't improve with keeping
or autumn. very easy and willing. cut off the larger leaves and replant.
Agree with Ceres. Hose off the aphids and the ants will go.
I don't know what it is but it's not any sort of polyanthus.
My first thought was one of the wild mustards but maybe too shiny
They'll be happy with either Nikki