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ValleysgirlValleysgirl Posts: 331
its a well established low-growing pretty white flowering shrub which doesn't have a name come to mind. Umh I take the GW magazine and have quite a few gardening books but do not know the name. Fellow gardeners please help

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,719
    It is a bit difficult to make out the shrub leaves as there are a lot of other things growing around/through it. Are the small rounded leaves I can see part of the shrub?
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  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Posts: 331
    Yes they are Ladybird and to help you they are small and quite shiney
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Think that’s the Alpine Mint Bush, Prostanthera Cuneata.
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Posts: 331
    Borderline does that mean does that mean it smells of mint? To be honest we inherited it when we moved here 12 years ago and although we weed, prune on the bank bit of our garden we have never smelt it will go and check it out now and get back to you, thanks
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,719
    The nearest I could get to that shrub is Cotoneaster 'Skogholm' but I do not think it is that one. Someone else may have a better idea. Are the flowers scented?
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,719
    Sorry @Borderline, you got in there as I as typing my post. I think you have nailed the I.D. It is not a shrub I know but it is very pretty.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I think the leaves smell, but no idea what they smell like. I saw them once in a garden centre some years ago and could not smell anything myself. A nice looking shrub for a protected spot though.
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Posts: 331
    I squashed some leaves and yes a sort of mint/heather smell and Ladybird no perfume from the flowers just sort of orchid-like close up. Did a bit of research on-line and yes Borderline you got it Prostanthera Cuneata- Alpine Mint Bush it is looking good for us so Happy Days , thanks Both
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