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Hi. I'm new to the forum so first post from me. I've been livibg at my current address for a few years now and the garden has some really nice, mature plants and I would like to tidy it up a little. As a first step, I could do with identifying what I have so any help with identifying the following would be very gratefully received:

1 a small bush which has some berries starting to appear on it

2 a small tree
3 a climber with some lovely flowers
4 another small bush

Thanks very much in advance for any help.


  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao Posts: 482
    3 is a honeysuckle. that's as much as i can tell  :D
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,997
    Hello @philliplinsdell and welcome to the forum  :)

    1. is of the currant family ... if it's not in a fruit and veg patch then it's probably a Flowering Current ... Ribes sanguinem ... did you notice any pink flowers in the spring?

    2.  is an Acer of some sort ... lovely thing ... the acer fans will hopefully be able to tell you which one you have and how to care for it.  Just don't go chopping it about without them explaining how to do it. 

    3. is one of the honeysuckles.  If it's just coming into flower and has quite reddish flowers in might be Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' ... mine's about to come into flower. 

    4,  Might be a winter flowering jasmine ... Jasminum nudiflorum ... yellow star-like flowers in the winter?

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

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,122
    I think the fruit that's forming on 1. look like gooseberries.
    I agree with winter jasmine for 4. If it's a small shrub then someone's hacked it back hard at some point not too long ago, because it wants to grow long arching branches that will produce the flowers.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Really grateful for the replies. I've looked up jasminum nidiflorum and I believe that 4 it is indeed just that - I suppose I'll have to await the flowers in winter to be sure.
  • Getting such helpful replies has certainly fired my enthusiasm so here are a few more plants from the back garden:
    5 a shrub with small, pink flowers (with hollyhock flowers peeping in below)

    6 another shrub - did have red flowers last month. Leaves not looking too healthy actually - any tips for sorting this would also be very gratefully received
    7 a small bush
    8 a young tree
    9 a larger bush - leaves are very similar to plant 7 but on this plant, the leaf edges are serrated on this one (unlike7) and it has the buds you can see. 
    10 another shrub - red berries and yellow flowers as shown.

    Thanks again for all the help so far
  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    Hi - 6 is a peony, I think.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987
    Make sure to draw up a sketched map of your yard and label the identified plant names in each location, otherwise it's easy to forget! 
    Utah, USA.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,178
    I think 5 is a form of cotoneaster, and 10 a Hypericum  :)
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,668
    8 Acer campestre..common name field maple.
    9. Euonymus.

    May I suggest a new thread for new pics.
    Otherwise it can get a bit messy.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,268
    7 looks like Choisya ternata.
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
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