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More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:54:27 PM »

I've spent  a few days hacking back some things  in the new garden and, once again I'm not sure (<for that,read 'don't know'!) what some things are..... First was a very spiky thorned thing that turns out to have small fruits on it.
           Second, is a big unruly shrub that looks like it's about to come into flower or maybe berries given that it's nearly autumn already.
            Third is a ? tree that I've not yet got close to. It' s a straight trunk with these big oval leaves but it's surrounded by unyended rhodos ,camelias & bamboo so it's not getting a lot of light.Looks interesting though.

          All suggestions gratefully recieved!
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 02:55:51 PM »

*** untended - not 'unyended' !
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 03:20:51 PM »

The second one might be one of the Viburnums.
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 10:28:24 PM »

My guess is that the first one is one of the pyracantha (fire thorn) varieties. Your description certainly fits - nasty thorns and masses of berries. Birds love them, intruders hate them!

I think Annette has probably nailed the second - the leaves certainly look like something in the viburnum family.

As for the third, it looks vaguely familiar, but I'm still scratching my head on that one!
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 12:28:11 AM »

Just a guess, it reminds me a bit like Plumeria.

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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 08:53:16 PM »

I'm pretty sure it's not a pyracantha @Big Gee. The leaves are wrong and it has small,apple like fruits rather than berries but by 'eck,the thorns are vicious!
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 09:50:35 PM »

[size=12ptAfter much scouring of my books, I'm now reasonably sure it's (2nd picture) some sort of  a Japonica (Chaenomoles.)
I guess I'll have to wait until spring and see what sort of flowers it has.[/size]
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 11:34:28 PM »

If it has small apple like fruits it probably is a Chaenomeles I've used these in jelly when i can't get my hands on Quince.
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 08:37:59 AM »

Definitely agree with the quince/chaenomelesr  Chaenome is also called Japanese Quince. My favourite is called something like Superba Crimson and Gold. Beautifulthe earliest  bright red flowers with golden centres.


Always worth finding a place in the garden as they are some of the earliest flowering shrubs that provide some of  the earliest pollen supplies for our honey bees. They are amazingly resilient and invasive. I've been trying to eradicate some from a narrow border right up against the front of the house. Still pulling up root suckers 3 years later. They've even gone under a concrete path and tried to colonise a lawn despite being mowed down half a dozen times a year.


Just a case of great shrub in the wrong place.


That second one does look a bit like viburnum but I wonder if it might be one of the many varieties of cotoneaster. Some do have bigger leaves.


Third one - I can't see which leaves we are supposed to be looking at.
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Re: More name that plant! ( Please!!!!!)
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 12:57:44 PM »

Poppa Tommo ~ the third pic.....I was planning to hack my way close to it over the weekend but it's been pelting down with rain so I've taken the softer option of staying indoors & making cakes. I'll get closer to it when it's a bit drier out there,lol.
The kefir is doing very well,thank you! I've got a couple of friends  into it now,and they love it!
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