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Mystery fruiting bush

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:19

Chaenomeles sp...commonly called Japanese quince.

Fruits are edible in jams/wine etc.


Last edited: 08 November 2017 17:20:24

Identity of shrub

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 22:46

Borderline..that looks a good suggestion.

We used to grow this lovely shrub.

Gardenerpat please check the fruits...they are very distinctive .

Last edited: 07 November 2017 22:48:16

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 16:31

Definitely Cymbalaria muralis.

Many thanks for new very clear pics which even show the flower.

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 12:57

Agree with Berghill. Cymbalaria muralis...common name Kennilworth ivy. ivy-leaved toadflax, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands.

Umbilicus rupestris..Pennywort has round leaves with stalk in the centre.

Last edited: 07 November 2017 13:00:51

Blueberry flowering

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 12:45

It is a weird autumn.

Several spring flowering shrubs have got flowers at the moment.

Dead griselina

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 09:27

Please can you clarify something?

To my knowledge the only Griselinia which grows in UK  is Griselinia littoralis...

Quote wiki....

"The leaves are alternate, leathery, glossy yellow-green above, paler and matte below, 6–14 cm (2–6 in) long, oval with a smooth margin"

This doesn't seem to compare with what I can see in your pic.

If this a different sp in a different country that will affect answers you may be given.

Diseases will be very different from here in UK.

Hebe Hulkeana

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 09:16

Even the leaves are wonderful.

Identity of shrub

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 22:48

Please can you add good close up pics gardenerpat.

Possibly a leaf against a ruler.

Original pic appears to have small  leaves opposite on a twig.

Rhaphiolepis are  fairly large and alternate...

Quote wiki...

 "The leaves are alternate, leathery, glossy dark green, simple, 3–9 cm (1.2–3.5 in) long, with an entire or serrated margin."

Rhubarb Yellow/Brown leaves

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 22:20

You have done well to keep it growing as long as this.

It is is perfectly normal for the whole plant to wilt and vanish over the winter.

It will reappear next spring.

In dry summers it can vanish long before November.

A good mulch on top will help next spring...compost/rotted horse manure if you can get it.

In dry weather water a lot not just a dribble.

Last edited: 02 November 2017 22:22:49

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