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Hi there was wondering if someone could please help me identify this bush/tree which is coming over the fence from one of my neighbour. the flowers come out in May and June and smell very nice, many thanksimageimage

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454

    It's privet ... the same sort that's used in privet hedging ... I love the scent of the flowers ... it reminds me of holidays in Brittany where the hedgerows were full of flowering privet.

    A really good plant for wildlife. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privet 

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  • Great thank you that's what I found online but when a lot of people said they didnt like the smell I thought I must have found the wrong plant. I can't see how anyone wouldn't like the smell I love it. See it growing on the walks down to the beachs around bournemouth as well

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,921

    I love the smell of it,  It reminds me of when we lived in London and every house had it for a front hedge.

    Don't see it so much down here but I've grown a hedge of it just to screen of the area of garden that  has become a bit of dumping ground. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454

    I think some people's sense of smell is different ... image

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