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By Pamsco

Midlothian, Scotland Sco

Some more plant IDs please...

Sorry some were taken in bad light.

No 1 is a seed head detail, I think they were yellow flowers in June but not sure as they had faded when we moved in. I've pulled most out as they were everywhere!

No 2 has a minty smell and is just fading now

No 3 is everywhere - never saw the flowers!

One the latter 2 should I be clearing or pruning or leaving well alone?


Seed_head Minty_smell Everywhere



1) Pass.

2) Caryopteris x clandonensis

3) Thalictrum.

Caryopteris gets a pruning in early spring to healthy pair of buds, and the Thalictrum is herbaceous, so it'll disappear for the winter.

16 Sep, 2010


That caryopteris looks as though it's still coming into flower. Can't work out No1. Colour of flowers? Phil J

16 Sep, 2010


shot in the dark - - - going by the leaves is plant No: 1 Alstroemeria ?

16 Sep, 2010


@Bizzyb Alstroemeria seed heads look very much the same so I think you are spot on.

@Phil J, as per my post, I moved in after the flowers had bloomed I think I remember the buds from the viewing and I have a suspicion they were yellow or orange. Quite a few seeds have broadcast so I'll watch for them next year!

The Caryopteris is just about done, some flowers have fallen now, it's gotten a bit cold the last few nights. The photo was taken about 2 weeks ago. They are a gorgeous colour and smell from the leaves.

@Spritzhenry thanks for the IDs and pruning advice - much appreciated.

I may give the thalictrum a helping hand out as it has overwhelmed one of the beds.

Thank you all for your help.

17 Sep, 2010


If it's the same Thalictrum that I have, then it's a thug, and I try to keep it under control with not much success. The flowers are nothing to write home about, either!

17 Sep, 2010


Yep it has invited itself to every bed!

17 Sep, 2010


The roots are just awful to get out - do you find that, too?

17 Sep, 2010


Hi Spritzhenry, yes I concur the roots are well embedded. I've dug them out of one path where they had found there way around the weed matting.

5 Oct, 2010


I've still got a whole lot to dig out - if I can! :-((

5 Oct, 2010

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