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alanbeealanbee DurhamPosts: 30
Hi,
Until recently we had a lovely small bush that flowered every April/May in the garden. It didn't grow much bigger each year. We had a new fence errected and unfortunately it got obliterated! It had small yellow flowers. My wife thinks it had "golden" in its name. I attach a photo (please forgive the beers!)which isnt very good but its in the background. Can anyone please help identify as we would love to replace it.


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  • alanbeealanbee DurhamPosts: 30
    Here's another photo of it?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    Potentilla?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    My first instinct was to lovingly look at the beer!!! Picture slightly indistinct though .
    Second thought was maybe Hypericum kalmianum Cobalt-n-Gold ; perhaps that's where your wife got the 'golden' from ?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,677
    edited June 2020
    It does look like it
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5304
    PS I was distracted by the beer as well😁
  • alanbeealanbee DurhamPosts: 30
    All
    Many thanks, it does look like Potentilla. If I was to obtain one, when would the best time be to plant it?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,677
    Autumn is usually considered the best time, but you could get one now and make sure you keep it watered. 
  • alanbeealanbee DurhamPosts: 30
    Will do. Just ordered one. Thanks everyone
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