Welcome To Our Common Garden Plants

Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea, the blue passionflowerbluecrown passionflower or common passion flower, is a species of flowering plant native to South America. Thanks to Alison Scott for this sample taken in her garden.


Helianthus or sunflowers is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraceae. Wendy Hedgewitch Dutton‎ is responsible for this lovely photo from her garden.


Commonly known as hellebores the Eurasian genus Helleborus comprises approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants. Thanks to Lindsey Thomason for this photo in her garden. 


Crocus at Alexandra Park thanks to Josie Harrop

Primula Veris


Cowslip taken from my garden in Stockport.

Lunaria annua  (honesty)

Honesty taken from my garden.

 European Michaelmas-daisy

(Aster amellus)

late flowering which the bees love.

This was taken by me at Gatley Carrs

Echinops sphaerocephalus

Echinops sphaerocephalus, known by the common names glandular globe-thistlegreat globe-thistle or pale globe-thistle, is a Eurasian species of globe-thistle belonging to the thistle tribe within the sunflower family.


Aquilegia (common names: granny's bonnet or columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows & woodlands. This was taken by me in my garden.

Cardamine pratensis

Cardamine pratensis (cuckooflower or lady's smock), is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae . This was taken from my garden.

Welsh poppy

(Meconopsis cambrica)

 the Welsh poppy, is a perennial flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae. It has yellow to orange flowers and is widely grown as a garden plant. Thanks to Mark Matthews for the photo.



Myosotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. Thanks to Steve Blairs for the photo taken at Reddish Vale.

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

is a species of flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family known by the common names Siberian columbine meadow-ruecolumbine meadow-rueFrench meadow-rue, and greater meadow-rue. Thanks to Joanne MacDonald Bailey for this photo from the garden.

Limnanthes douglasii

is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as Douglas' meadowfoam or poached egg plant. Thanks to Sheila Gibbons for the photo taken at allotments in Stockport.

Allium hollandicum

Allium hollandicum, common names Persian onion or Purple Sensation is a plant species native to Iran and Kyrgyzstan but widely cultivated as an ornamental because of its large umbels of attractive purple flowers. Thanks to Mark Matthews and his garden.


Iris is a genus of about 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. This lovely example was photographed by Steve Mottershead in Cheadle.

Gaillardia aristata

 is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family known by the common names, common blanketflower and common gaillardia. Thanks to Steve & Stella Glennon for the photo.

Primula japonica

Primula japonica, the Japanese primrose or Japanese cowslip, is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae. Thanks to Eddie Cooke for this Chadkirk specimen.