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hillruthhillruth Posts: 8
just wondered if someone could identify this ? it’s growing from the back of my neighbours garden through my fence .. clearly if it’s a plant i would leave it to grow 


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    is it a sucker from a Rhus typhina? - sumach tree.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hillruthhillruth Posts: 8
    oh my thanks for your quick reply .. 🙏best to leave it then .. i was about to plant climbing hydrangea on my side of the fence but perhaps best to leave it to grow then ? can i ask what you’d suggest .. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Looks more like one of the jasmines to me.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • CebeCebe Posts: 48
    Looks like jasmine to me too 🙂
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    It does look very jasmine like. I think if it was a sucker from a sumach, you might have something  to worry about. 
    Are you on speaking terms with your neighbour?  Even if they don't know what it is, they might allow you to take a photo so that hopefully it can be identified on here.

  • GearóidGearóid Posts: 198
    Yes, that looks just like my jasmine.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,966
    I say Jasmine as well.  A good chance to get to know your neighbour over a friendly cuppa and share some gardening chat.  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • hillruthhillruth Posts: 8
    thanks everyone .🙏.  i will speak to my neighbour and see if i can get a photo of it.. tbh it’s at the back of her garage in an unattended part of her garden .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,966
    Sometimes jasmine can get a bit rampant, so it's as well to keep it within it's allotted space  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    Another vote for Jasmine😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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