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By Pamsco

Midlothian, Scotland Sco

Can you recognise any of these plants? And should I be cutting anything in the picture back this autumn?

This is the start of my many questions as I explore my new garden and see what grows I'll need help. I hope I can return the favour as my confidence grows!


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The orange flowered one is montbretia, I think the spikey thing at the back (or left, as the picture's been posted sideways) with pink flushed base to the leaves is a Phormium. The greyish basal rosette in front of the montbretia (to the right in the photo) could be Lychnis coronaria. I don't think I can make out anything else. Can't make out the pinkish floaty thing mixed in with the montbretia - maybe Gypsophila, but it's a bit distant.

31 Aug, 2010


I right mixed group there!

Top left is Phormium, possibly the variety 'Jester'.

Bottome left is "Montbretia" (Crocosmia x crocosmiflora).

The others are too small in this image to gauge their characteristics. The small white flower could be a Gypsophila but need to see a closer shot.

31 Aug, 2010


Posted at same time...

31 Aug, 2010


Phew! Glad we agree Fractal! :-)

31 Aug, 2010


Thanks so much, I've been posting some other pictures and a blog with close ups. I love the Montbretia - such a splash ofcolour when everything else is fading. Though it is spreadingthrough the gapsof the flags. My other half keeps triming them.

31 Aug, 2010


Also meant to say - the picture is taken looking down from above - it is a corner of the lawn.

31 Aug, 2010


I think you could be right too about the Lychnis coronaria Beattie.

31 Aug, 2010


could those plant mixed with montbretia are bluebells?

1 Sep, 2010


No I don't reckon so, Aimankay

1 Sep, 2010


I'll take closer pics tonight. Ta, Pam

1 Sep, 2010


If the tiny white flowers are associated with the tongue-shaped leaves, it might be German Statice (Goniolimon tataricum).

1 Sep, 2010


I've added a close up - they aren't white flowers they are fluffy seed heads and they have long narrow leaves. They appear to have died back completely.

2 Sep, 2010


Thanks, Pam! Hmmm....No, I don't recognize them, then. Sorry!

3 Sep, 2010


the seed heads are the same plant as bright pinky purple flowers.

4 Sep, 2010


I don't suppose there are any of the bright pinky purple flowers left to photograph..?

4 Sep, 2010


There is one here

and I have a better one to post but don't have my camera at the mo

5 Sep, 2010


Nice flower, but I don't know what it is! ;-) I don't think it's invasive or we'd all know it all too well...

5 Sep, 2010


It looks like an Aster of some sort--they don't always wait for an invitation! : )

6 Sep, 2010

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