Thanks Angiebabe! Yes, I think the first one is called a prayer plant, the green and white dieffenbachia, is also called Dumb Cane, because the sap is poisonous, and makes your throat swell up.... it would be poisonous to humans too, if they ate it.... The nice lady at the garden centre had loads of huge spider plants... I asked her if she had any smaller ones, so she just gave me three bits of a larger plant, as an extra, which I thought was really kind. I've potted them up too.... My plants are cheering me up no end. i talk to them! And the dog gets jealous!!!!!!