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Plant ID help please

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 00:34

I personally don't (living in the wilds of Derbyshire!) but my friend's garden is in NW London.  The leaves don't seem quite right for an Abutilon, being more mallow like, but thanks for the suggestion.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 23:44

Many thanks for all your suggestions. Mallow, Viburnum & jasmine seem the most likely answers. Below is a picture of the 8 ft "mallow".


Plant ID help please

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 21:32

 Could somebody please help in identifying these plants from a friend's new garden? The first two are both about 8 ft. tall. The last, a climber, currently has no flowers but perhaps someone recognises the leaves.  Many thanks.

Plant (weed?) identification

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 00:31

Might be herb robert ( Geranium robertianum). If so, the leaves are very pungently scented.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 00:25

It has finally revealed itself as Houttuyina cordata Chameleon. Thank you for all your suggestions however.

Problem bush

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:48

If the leaves of your bush are quite firm, then it could be a bay.  These can suffer with die-back after a harsh winter, as we have had here in Derbyshire.

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:33

I agree that the second picture is definitely Convolvulus / bindweed.  Ironically, it has attractive, white bell shaped flowers but its roots go down really deep and is difficult to clear.  Repeat glyphosate application is usually recommended.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:23

Many thanks! Trillium certainly looks to be a strong possibility.  I did grow these over thirty years' ago, in my very first garden, but had totally forgotten what they looked like.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 15:47

Thanks - I know there is a variegated ivy leaf in the picture but it is the somewhat succulent shoot which I am struggling with.

Friend or foe?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:05


Could anyone please identify this, presumably, perennial plant which has appeared in the garden of our new property?  Currently, the shoots are about 3 to 4cm high and they are appearing in an area approx. 50cm across.  Any help appreciated.

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