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TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
Afternoon. 

Busy getting rid of what feels like thirty tons of gravel from my top border in the front garden. 

There are two of these against the wall.....

Anybody know what they are? And should they stay where they are? 

South facing front garden, against the wall so currently in the shade of the wall itself 

Thanks.

J.

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  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    I tried a plant ID app and it says it’s a common snowberry. Does anyone agree with the technology? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    The leaves do look like snowberry in which case, beware.  They sucker like mad when happy and become an impenetrable thicket.  They can have white or pink berries depending on variety.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/51263/i-Symphoricarpos-i-times;-i-doorenbosii-i-White-Hedge/Details
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/73030/i-Symphoricarpos-i-times;-i-chenaultii-i-Hancock/Details 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    Oh dear @Obelixx ! Thank you. They’re coming out. 

    Can I just dig them out or will they grow from roots if I don’t get them all? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    Get out what you can and then just keep an eye out for new shoots.  It helps to give them a good watering first as this will loosen the roots' grasp on the soil.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    Thank you. One of them had indeed suckered two little versions of itself further along the wall. They were a bugger to get out. @Obelixx
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,151
    They will grow from roots left behind  :|
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,006
    Have a peek over the wall and see if nextdoor have got one - could be where it came from. :)
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    I’ll keep my eyes open for any popping up @JennyJ 🙂

    Not that I can see @Buttercupdays. She’s got a lot of cotoneaster 

    I had to dig out roots from three trees that the owners before last had cut down but then just covered everything in membrane and gravel. 

    It’s not pretty under that soil but I love a challenge. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I'm not so sure - taking a leaf out of @Silver surfer 's book, this shrub seems to have each pair of leaves rotated on the stem by 90 degrees, but on Symphoricarpos albus, the pairs of leaves aren't rotated along the stem.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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