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what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:44

Looks like a winter flowering honeysuckle but can't see the flowers clear enough when I enlarge the picture. I had one of these in my old garden, the scent is powerful.

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:42

I've got midwinter fire and I've cut it back to a stick and its been covered in thick snow and survived. Flavamira and Sibirica are good for red colour, Kesselringii for black stems, Florida for brown. I have some green coloured stems which I can't remember the name of too. I have some as standards, others as 10 foot high stems. I've also got a Kousa chinensis but it hasn't produced those nice flower like bracts yet, but I think it because its not big enough yet.

monty don

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 17:37

Better than what's on now - nothing. Look forward to it.

ID please

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 11:29

I thought the same as Dove by the shape of the flower. Wouldn't mind that plant myself, its unusual and very pretty.

Plant identification

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:31

How about putting it with an orange berried pyracantha, or a yellow one?

Plant identification

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:56

Definitely callicarpa, blackcaps like the berries.



Posted: 22/11/2013 at 22:48

I actually have squirrels that are partial to a fig, but I managed to pick the ripe ones b4 they were eaten. I wonder if your fig has outgrown your pot. You could try a 50 gallon water storage tank, they're not cheap, but I used them for bamboos.


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 22:34

artjak, I used to have my fig in a pot and it wasn't until I planted it in the ground that it really took off. I've got it planted in a two foot wide space between the deck and the fence and put some stones in as they like their roots constricted a bit. The fig is in front of brick too and gets the sun all day (when its out). I don't feed it and didn't when it was in a pot. How big is the pot? My fig is next to a big black bamboo and they don't seem to mind each other.

mystery plant

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:36

Could it be Lantana?


Posted: 20/11/2013 at 16:33

Brown turkey is one recommended for the UK as its quite hardy. This is the one I have and we've had heavy snow for the last five years and its come through and fruited in the summer and it justs gets better every year. There are a couple of others that are ok for the UK, but I don't remember the names.

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