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Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 10:16

I would never have known that the bush was a honeysuckle.  I kept studying pictures of box/buxus because that's what it reminded of — and interesting that an alternate name of L. nitida is Box Honeysuckle.  The leaves have a very clearly defined variegated pattern, but there are a couple of stems with plain green leaves as well.

It's good to know that the Wegeila may come back from the "severe" handling it got yesterday.  The roots will have been damaged in the move, so I did prune it back somewhat to compensate.  I hope I've done the right thing.

I had searched online and mooched about garden centres and hadn't found anything that looked quite like mine — thank you to everyone for sorting me out yet again.

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:34


In a rush right now, but the bottom photo taken today is of the same bush. Have added another photo to show the scale of the plant in case it helps.

I don't know wegeilas at all and see they are related to honesuckle.  Fascinating!

Catch up later ... thank you!

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:08



I don't know the name of either of these bushes.  

The top one with pink flowers is deciduous and we may have just killed it!  It needed to be moved but the roots had gone through the bottom of the barrel — we dug out as much of them as we could.

The lower bush is evergreen and has self-propagated by "layering" its lower branches. I cut off a couple (with some roots) and potted them up three months ago.  They survive so far.


Is this a Cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:27


We have a pyracantha growing up the front of the house.

Picture attached for comparison.


Plant IDs Please

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:46


Artjak, don't apologise!  Thanks to Mark, I now know that the Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria) is of the lily family, so you were spot on!


Plant IDs Please

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:42

Thanks for the warnings about the Hypericum.  The red autumn colour is very attractive, as are the black seedheads, but I will certainly keep an eye out for rampant seedlings.  I have a couple of clumps which haven't spread as yet, but I did (experimentally) dig around the edge of one in the summer and decided it had very strong roots.

Hopefully, H. androsaemum is one of the "tamer" varieties.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:24


I've been searching on Google images and I'm glad that one of the three is native to Britain (Hypericum androsaemum).  I think I've found the species name for the Tradescantia too (T. virginiana).

I had the feeling that the Hypericum might want to self-propagate rather easily but  I didn't want to get rid of it — it's good to know that I can cut it back quite hard.

Thank you for the welcome, and for the names.

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 14:47


I've only been gardening in the UK for a few months and am still learning the names of plants.  However, the following continue to be on my unknown list and I would really appreciate finding out what they are.





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