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need identification please if possible, two bottom photos.

Hi can anyone identify this shrub please? Also when is the time to dig up and replant Hellibores ?
Thanks in advance.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,417
    The top one looks to me like some kind of hellebore. @nutcutlet maybe able to help.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,338
    Sorry I don't post pics of my bottom on the internet but I'm sure two people will be willing to help. :)
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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,661

    One shrub may be a little leaf lilac. I think there is one with narrow leaves. Does it smell nice?

    Golden one could be a golden abelia.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,245
    It reminded my of Lemon Verbena (Aloysia) I used to have which has very pungen lemon scented leaves.
    But that didn't even come into leaf until May time and then I'd get just a few flowers mid-summer.
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  • Redrag747Redrag747 Posts: 44
    Thank you all for your wisdom. Really appreciated. I’ll take Wildedges in the manner it was obviously meant.😁
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982
    Got me scratching my head this one...
    It definitely looks lilac-like, but the leaves don’t seem right for a lilac. Is it a perennial that dies right back or does it remain as a shrub then flower? 

    I must confess, I share wildedges humour, as your title made me chuckle. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Redrag747Redrag747 Posts: 44
    Hi Auntyrach, thanks for trying to solve this for me, but no it isn’t a perennial, it’s a proper shrub that just gets trimmed down a bit each year. I can’t find it anywhere.
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