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CraighBCraighB Posts: 700
Hi guys,

This is the second ID post.

This shrub I'm affraid all I can show is the leaves.. it did form some kind of flowers but nothing really ever came of them. However the leaves are a mottled colour.

The last is a little plant growing at the back of a bush but looks really pretty...


  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 558
    edited June 2021
    Not sure about the first one, but the flower looks like anemone Wild Swan. Definitely pretty

    Can I ask what happened to your hand? Looks major…
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 700
    @Athelas Ohh haha I honestly didn't realise I had caught my finger in the shot!  :D 

    Well I was putting up a cooker hood in the kitchen a couple of days ago and my finger slid on the chimney part which is razor sharp and it chopped off quite a bit of the tip on my finger! The hospital have tried to save it but I won't know until 10 days time but they said it's doubtful  :'( 

    The worst part is I'm on blood thinners as I had blood clots in my lungs from when I got covid... So you can imagine the amount of blood there was when it happened!

    Anyway thank you for your plant suggestion haha that does look exactly like wild swan!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,671
    1. Looks like Euonymus alatus.
    2. Anemone Wild Swan.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 700
    @Silver surfer The Euonymus Alatus certain looks like the same leaves! If it is the red leaves look amazing! I assume they turn red in the autumn so I will look forward to seeing that!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,671
    Euonymus Alatus .
    Flowers are tiny..easily missed.
    Autumn colour superb.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 700
    @Silver surfer hmm I am just thinking... I moved I to my house at the beginning of November last year and the shrub we are talking about I'm almost certain wasn't red... I would definately have noticed that colour! I'm pretty sure it lost all its leaves. So it must have lost them before we moved in even though it wasn't that cold in November.

  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 558
    @CraighB ouch, what a saga! Hope it all turns out well and also there are no more COVID after effects.

    I also managed to nearly slice off part of the tip of a finger, more to the side, several years ago (knife and a particularly stubborn lemon). Fortunately the cut-off bit did somehow attach itself back, but until now there is an indentation/bump to show where it is — like a bit of clay a sculptor hadn’t smoothed over.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,671
    Most deciduous trees and shrubs have lost their leaves by November.
    Leaves may look mottled if you moved it last year.
    Keep watered and mulch well.
    Wait for autumn and report back then.

    In Wales  and here in Scotland leaf colour was end Sept into October.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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