Northumberland, United Kingdom
Anyone know what these 2 plants are. The shrubby tree has been in our garden since we bought the house in 1992...however it is only in the last five or so years that it has taken off and now rather spreading and large. Previous owners of our house are Dutch so could be an imported plant. The flowers have a lovely faint scent and as you can see the branches are red.
The second very prickly leaved plant came in a packet of cottage garden seeds and look very like a WEED and not too desireable one at that!! No flowers yet but as the plants grow taller they have an ability to hold water in puddles round the stems...dreadfull if this was a malarial mosquito breeding country! They seem to thrive on nothing which was why I bought the mixed seeds just to fill a gap temporarily! Could it be Prickly Lettuce?
Any help in identification of both would be gratefully received. Think the photos have landed in my photo page again...not too good at this
- 10 Jun, 2010