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13/04/2014 at 10:31

Hi, does anyone know what this plant is? It has been in thww garden about 2 years but never flowered before!

13/04/2014 at 10:32

Oh, having problems uploading the picture, ill keep trying


13/04/2014 at 10:34

Hi foxglove5 

To upload a pic on here, click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then follow the instructions 

13/04/2014 at 10:39

When I do that I get a page pop up where I have to select the file to upload ( which I have done) but when I click "upload" nothing happens maybe its my computer having a funny five mins???

13/04/2014 at 10:41

Wait foxglove, it takes ages, especially if it's a large picture. I reduce mine in size before I upload them or I'd be asleep before they appear

13/04/2014 at 10:51


13/04/2014 at 10:52

Thanks for the help with getting my pic up Dave and nutcutlet! Im new to all this and should get the hang of it soon enough

13/04/2014 at 10:59

Hurrah!  It's one of the Chaenomoles japonicas 

a lovely shrub - it will have hard green fruits on in the autumn that can be used in a similar way to a culinary quince.  If you eat game, it's great with a pot-roasted pheasant. 


13/04/2014 at 12:31

Bonus - my husband loves game so he will be happy  

It has grown like wild for the last few years, its up against a fence and I have to cut it back a huge ammount every year. I wonder why it has suddenly decided to flower?

13/04/2014 at 15:30

It flowers on wood produced the previous year so maybe when you cut it back last year it was early enough for it to produce new shoots which have produced flowers 

Perhaps in other years you've cut it back in the late summer/autumn?

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