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15/03/2014 at 21:09

Came across these two today, I couldn't believe the amount of insects on them

They were so full of wildlife, you could hear them as you got near. I know nothing about shrubs

 I've seen some torteshells, peacocks and a comma? on the first one as well as loads of fat bumblies

Would I be right in thinking that you can take cuttings of them?

Thanks for any information

15/03/2014 at 21:18

First one is a Pieris

15/03/2014 at 21:18

Those top flowers look like Pieris, but that's not a shrub I know well. 

and Chimonanthus praecox, that's a buzzer is it. Good. Still waiting for mine to flower. 15 plus years from seed now, about 6 foot tall

15/03/2014 at 21:42

Brilliant thanks very much The C. praecox is definately a buzzer nut. Can't spell it and can't pronounce it either.  That's amazing that you grew that from seed.

Up to now I've only been a flower grower but wow these two shrubs are amazing for early emerging insects

15/03/2014 at 21:52

I suspected No 2 as a Corylopsis? Is it scented as I believe C.praecox is?

15/03/2014 at 21:52

Growing things from seed is just one of my obsessions hollie 

15/03/2014 at 22:14

You're in for the long term nut  Not that I know anything about this at all. The shrubs around me are about the same height as yours, so you should have some flowers soon.

Don't know Lizness, but will investigate tomorrow

15/03/2014 at 22:18

You might be right Lizness. I haven't seen mine in flower yet

15/03/2014 at 23:22

I agree with Lizness, 2nd one is Corylopsis.

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