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ManderMander Posts: 335
I have done some more weeding and in the process found a few things I can't identify. Hopefully you fine people can help!

1. Looks a bit like strawberry leaves but the stem seems far too robust for that. Was hiding under an overgrown heather. 

2. Another small shrub. I don't think it has flowered this year. I vaguely recall buying it... 

3. Google Lens suggested it is a plum, but it is not happy. It reappeared last year after being cut to the ground while my neighbour's fence was installed but the growing tips turn brown and shrivel up before it flowers. Something really likes to chomp the leaves. 

4. Some sort of alpine. It has pink, papery flowers when it blooms. 

Thanks if you can help! 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    Picture 1 - Need to see more pictures of leaves, but it could be some type of Campanula
    Picture 2 - Could be a Potentilla Fructicosa
    Picture 3 - ?
    Picture 4 - Armeria Maritima
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720
    Pic 3, if it was cut to the ground, it will be coming from the rootstock. It looks like something from the prunus sp, but unlikely to give you decent fruit. You  would be better grubbing it out now, and if you want a plum, get a Victoria on a pixy rootstock.
  • ManderMander Posts: 335
    Ah, I will maybe dig it up then. It did the same thing last year where the leaves dropped off and it never flowered. Some of these plants are a mystery to me - the fence blew down a couple of years ago and when it was replaced it was moved over slightly (to the correct property line), and all of the plants growing along it were cut down to the ground. So now I have plants that the neighbour originally had on their side of the fence but I don't know what they are. They have since moved but if this is some kind of grafted tree then it probably came from aldi originally and is unlikely to be anything spectacular.
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