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Spring primrose

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:40

My polyanthus and primroses are also having second blooms, which seems to happen every year in my garden. As one plants' flowers fade another comes into bloom so it's almost continuous.

Can anyone identify this bush for me?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:06

I think the consensus is correct, that it's a cherry. As fairygirl says, the prunus berries are black, changing to that colour from red. Mine flowered for the first time this year and the fruits are still red.

Can anyone identify this bush for me?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:22

It's a cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus). I have one in my garden and the leaf and fruit in your pic's are identical to mine. They can grow to be very large indeed.

The fruit are inedible and can cause severe discomfort if eaten, but are not toxic. Here a link for further info:

Edit: Is it possible there are two intermingling plants here because in the first picture there are definitely leaves that are identical to a prunus, but in the second there are holly leaves (which I didn't see in my haste to post).

Back for another small flower ID!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:55

Thanks everyone. I should trust my judgement more.

Is this a euphorbia?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:54

Yep! that's why I pulled it this afternoon. And it can grow to 1.5m tall according to Wikipedia and this one was at the front of a border with many smaller plants growing behind it,

Is this a euphorbia?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:39

Thank you Berghill!

Back for another small flower ID!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:32

Hi, could anuone help with ID'ing this plant. As with a post yesterday, I feel as if I should recognise this plant, but my memory fails me!

It has very tiny flowers (about the size of allysum) on branching stems and at the moment is about 20cm tall.


Is this a euphorbia?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:19

I've been watching this grow to see whether it was a desirable plant or not. It came from a box of mixed seed and I'm wondering wether it's a euphorbia of some kind. It's about 25-30cm tall.


Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:05

I have them in my garden every year - they're so pretty. And I'm still here, obviously! The Daily Mail, always good for a laugh. Just a shame so many people take what they say as true.

Amother very pretty wildflower for identification.

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 16:42

Yes the corncockle is another I like, too. Always have some every year. The red cornflower is a bit special. isn't it? There's always a lot of variety and many surprises in my garden every year because I plant a lot of mixed, and collected seed, rather than perennials or bedding plants.

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Back for another small flower ID!

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Is this a euphorbia?

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ID for a very small wild or garden flower, please.

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Amother very pretty wildflower for identification.

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Another wildflower ID. please.

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ID for yellow bush rose, please

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Small white wildflower ID, please.

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Large dahlia advice wanted for first time grower

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ID for large flowering plant, please.

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Small plant ID, please.

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ID for 2 plants. please.

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Small flower ID, please.

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