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Can anyone identify this bush (red berries) ?

LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
Hi, I've recently moved house (sept) and a large garden with it! :smiley:

Just outside the back door there's 2 bushes and both of them we're extremely overgrown and covered in red berries. I had to prune these back so we could get out the back door but noticed they attract so many birds I'd hate to loose them completely. So I was just wondering if anyone could identify them and if they can be moved to a more suitable place, and when would be the best time to do this.

Thank you.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,332
    If you’re having problems posting photos, click on the ‘landscape’ icon and follow instructions ... if the picture doesn’t appear try reducing its size ... that usually works. 😊 
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  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Do apologise. I forgot to upload the image :blush:
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,829
    I would say that it was one of the deciduous Cotoneasters. but that is a wild guess.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    I think Palustris is right, poorly pruned as well
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    nutcutlet said:
    I think Palustris is right, poorly pruned as well
    Thanks. We've been told the garden has been neglected for over 5 years. We had to chop it back to get to the back door. 

    Can you offer any advice on pruning it and if it can be moved? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,589
    a very badly pruned cotoneaster franchetii is my guess.
    Devon.
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Hostafan1 said:
    a very badly pruned cotoneaster franchetii is my guess.
    Theres another one behind it 2ft higher 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,589
    you could cut it back hard , say 12 - 18" and let it start again, it'll bounce back, or remove it altogether and put something else in its place.
    Devon.
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Is now the right time to cut back so much? 

    Would it survive being moved? I'd hate to loose it 
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