Shrubs ID

PeadarPeadar Posts: 4
I have in the last few years developed a strong interest in gardening. So when I plant something it is because I have actively made the decision to buy it and therefore remember what it is called. However prior to having any real interest I would occasionally buy a shrub in a supermarket. I have no idea what some of them are. I now want to identify them so I know how to look after them. Some of them are looking very straggly. 
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 2,055
    ..very nice.... Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'... I should think...
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 1,146
    It's usually sold as a climber, which might explain why it might be straggly (although it actually looks fine in the photos). It's a while since I tried to grow one (it wasn't happy here) but I think it's one that you tie in to wires/trellis, not self-clinging or twining.
  • PeadarPeadar Posts: 4
    Cheers. It's a fine healthy plant, but the structure is poor, parts of it collapsing. The fact that it needs to be trained explains that. It has absolutely no climbing ability of it's own.
    If I prune it back would it work as a small shrub without support? It is currently growing immediately inside a hawthorn hedge 
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