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03/03/2014 at 15:53

Hello there.

Hope people don't mind me keep badgering them to work out what my plants are. I found a couple of new things today.

This first one was in a square plant pot that I thought had nothing in and suddenly noticed these.


 Only just noticed this one.


 3) These I've known about for a while but never known what they are, they get pompom like yellow flowers on and grow on stems through another shrub.

 4) This one I was waiting for leaves to start on it before I asked about it. Took two pictures, neither very good. This was left by the previous owner, was kind of dead looking in a pot, I put it in the ground and it seems to be doing alright.

 Second pic of same plant...

 Thanks in advance!

I think I have crocus coming up around the garden also, but not open yet.


03/03/2014 at 16:00

1.  Muscari - nice little spring bulbs usually enjoy the shade

2. Celandine...........a real thug.........will cover everything

3. Kerria japonica I think

Can't help with the shrub tho

03/03/2014 at 16:00

1. Grape hyacinth /muscari

2. One of the ornamental forms of celandine (distinguished from the pesky wild one by the silvery markings on the leaves) .  Not sure which one it is, there are several. The ornamental ones are usually not as invasive as the wild one either.  

3. Kerria japonica pleniflora

4. Not sure - really familiar but can't come up with a name 

03/03/2014 at 16:00

Hi Jack

1. Muscari, grape hyacinth

2, One of the cultivars of celandine

3. Kerria

4,5 might be a syringa, (but not Syringa vulgaris, the big lilac)

03/03/2014 at 16:02

1 is a Grape Hyacinth, very invasive & hard to eradicate.

4 looks like a dwarf lilac.

03/03/2014 at 16:06

Wow you are all so fast.

Thank you Philippa, Dove and Nutcutlet. Now the fun part is going and reading up about these things.

Yes the 4th one is about two and a bit feet tall, I saw something that looked a lot like it up the road what was hedge sized.

03/03/2014 at 16:17

Thanks Mark, luckily the Grape Hyacinth is in a pot.

03/03/2014 at 16:19

That won't stop it seeding everywhere Jack. 

03/03/2014 at 16:24

Dead head it after it's flowered 

03/03/2014 at 17:04

Agree with the above but no #4 as I have the same shrub but do not have Lilac. It looks more like Spirea.

03/03/2014 at 17:32

Send us a photo of the shrub when it flowers Jack, we'll know for sure then

03/03/2014 at 17:47

Might no.4 be a Weigela, mine is just coming into leaf.

03/03/2014 at 20:55
landgirl100 wrote (see)

Might no.4 be a Weigela, mine is just coming into leaf.

Yes - that is it. I have Weigela and always forget the name. I knew it was something in my garden.

03/03/2014 at 21:40

Thanks all, I'll come back with a picture once it flowers.

16/03/2014 at 15:50

Nutcutlet, you were right about No4 it is a Syringa, a pink one, just saw an identical plant in the garden centre. Thought oh, pink syringa that will be easy to remember and look up, but like an idiot I totally forgot the full name by the time I got home  now can't find the exact one.

16/03/2014 at 16:31

One of those 2 possibly?

I always think I'll remember things, I never do

16/03/2014 at 16:52

Ha!, not sure, it's hard to tell from those pictures. I just thought I'd let you know you were correct. I'll post a picture when it flowers, or next time I'm at the GC I'll let you know which one it is.

16/03/2014 at 17:08

Don't forget

16/03/2014 at 17:27

i think the shrub might be a weigela


16/03/2014 at 17:39

Jack..........glad you've got them all sussed

Not only are you learning something but you are keeping the rest of us on our toes too............makes a change from crosswords

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