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Identification - some plants on my new allotment

Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,340
Hello, I'd really appreciate some help identifying these plants from my allotment - I'm clearing at the moment so working out what's to keep and what's to clear.

There are some small fruit trees on the allotment three apples, one plum and some yellow gooseberry bushes.

In addition I've so far found these three plants (there may be more things hidden amongst the brambles and other growth in the jungle)

First one I think might be a currant bush of some kind? But no fruits on it. The second one I'm not sure at all. Third one looks a bit like a pear but again no fruit and the branches and leaves are quite a bit smaller 

1) close up


2) close up


3) close up

East Yorkshire


  • No 1 is a blackcurrant.
    No 2 looks like something ornamental to me
    No 3 has some nutrient deficiency. top fruit, maybe an apple or pear?
    On an allotment site there should be lots of knowlegdeable people, who are happy to help. :-)
  • bullfinchbullfinch Posts: 640
    I think 2 looks like privet, but as it's an allotment maybe not.......
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    I agree, too, number 2 looks like a type of Privet. Difficult to tell which one due to leaf size.
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,340
    Thanks for that - I said today when I was there that the 2nd looked like a hedging shrub.

    Very odd position to plonk one, it's right in the middle of the plot. I wonder if it self seeded. There's a stump of what may have been another near it that was obviously hacked right down.
    East Yorkshire
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 569
    Perhaps the previous gardener used my trick and used hedge cuttings as row markers! I now have about half a dozen Lonicera 'Baggesons Gold' plants ready to be potted.
  • RubeeRubee Posts: 8,469
    Is number two Forsythia?
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,340
    edited August 2019
    Rubee said:
    Is number two Forsythia?
    I don't think so. From photos Forsythia has serrated leaves and this plant has smooth edges.

    Thank you though
    East Yorkshire
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