The mystery plant above (the green thing not the cotinus) has been in the Sock's garden since she bought it at Hampton Court show last year. It is neither thriving nor dead and looks like someone has hacked at it with scissors but no-one has. It is possible that it tried to have tiny purple and white clumps of flowers on some of those stems. Whatever - it is getting binned but the Sock wouldn't mind knowing what she has wasted her time and money on.
The garden has been neglected this summer but trying to clear some of the pots out of the way to get on with the greenhouse construction (more on this later) the Sock found these interesting little caterpillars all on one plant chomping the leaves. Does anyone know what they are?
No prizes - just the satisfaction of showing off your superior knowledge!