Forum home Problem solving

Help Please ID for Plants Moved in through hole in fence

One of my boundaries is very unkempt, the fence is all broken (not my fence) it borders onto a drive down to 3 or 4 houses and there is a huge mess of shrubs never looked after, including a huge leylandi and sycamore tree!
It is my intention to replace the fence (after removing the trees) so I can tackle the garden from my side at least. (Previously the land owner has agreed to sell us the strip of land for £1 appx. 1m x 30m so we can maintain it, still waiting for this to be settled but still they do not maintain it).

Anyway, I have noticed for the first time this year two plants that seem to have appeared, I cannot see them from the roadway, but thinking they have been buried by the bigger shrubs (and my log pile) Both looking lovely and would love some advice on what they are and what I can do to protect them / maintain them.  

Pics attached.

thank you  :)


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974
    the top one is Choisya ternata

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,323
    I wish some nice things would come through mine, it’s dandelion, buttercups ground elder, and other huge weeds here.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • MayLaneMayLane Posts: 203
    A snowberry? 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    The other one looks like Exchordia 'the bride' 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,726
    Those look like some very lovely infiltrators  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LoopzLoopz Posts: 22
    Perfect, thank you! Lots to research now.
    Very happy with these lodgers, but they have also brought their bully mates bindweed and a ridiculous amount of ivy! In reality there is very little fence beneath the ivy, all rotten and broken which I know I will have my work cut out for me tackling, but I dare not until I know I can replace the fence. At least I have something to look after and enjoy.

    Thank you!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974
    wildlife will love it as it is

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LoopzLoopz Posts: 22
    Wildlife do love it, birds nest in the high hedge and the logs that were left there temporarily have become a home to all sorts, so they've ended up staying there. I was so happy to see something pretty creeping through though rather than the bindweed and ivy.

    The biggest problem is the corner part meets a fairly busy road, so no fence gives me security, noise and privacy issues so does need to be tackled. On the other side of the house I'm not so worried as only bordered by the drive, so happy to leave that to do it's own thing.
Sign In or Register to comment.