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What's this shrub growing out of the ivy please?

msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 408
Hi, I'm new to gardening and new to this forum too :) Would like some help identify a shrub that has grown out of the ivy on the wall of our garden. We moved to the house last winter so have not noticed this shrub until now. We trimmed the ivy back a bit earlier in the year. 

Wonder what exactly this shrub is and what to do with it.... Thanks!

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    You'll probably need to wait until the Jasmine flowers in order to fully identify it.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 408
    Hello and welcome to the forum  @msqingxiao. It looks like a Jasmine to me. I'm afraid I don't know what variety but we have one exactly the same.,It's a climber. Someone more knowledgeable than me ( on here, )will be able to give you the full name etc.
    You'll probably need to wait until the Jasmine flowers in order to fully identify it.
    Thanks both! Will definitely trim the ivy a bit more to let the jasmine grow out then :smile:
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,701
    There's a yellow-leaved jasmine called Fiona Sunrise that has that slightly reddish tint on the new leaves so it could be that. For me it's rather shy to flower - much more of a foliage plant.
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