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BatesadrianBatesadrian Burntwood, Staffs.Posts: 22
Hi - I am currently having to empty my Nans house as she is moving into care -  for various reasons - and as we are both keen gardeners she has asked me to look in the garden for what is salvageable for my garden - as Nan would rather see them in my garden than lose them totally.
Can anyone help ID the attached photo please? Not much to go on I'm afraid. However in the spring and early summer I remember that it has small white / lilac flowers on it also.
Any help much appreciated. I can then decide where it might fit in my garden.
 
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,451
    Looks like a Spirea to me, possibly this one
  • BatesadrianBatesadrian Burntwood, Staffs.Posts: 22
    That certainly looks like it - from what I remember. How on earth you got that Loxley I will never know- top skills. Thank you - certainly a good looking plant. It's a save for me.

    Thank you.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,084
    I think spirea too. If you can find a space to plant it in the ground, it'll thank you for it.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I agree, and it would free-up that attractive pot for something else.   :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BatesadrianBatesadrian Burntwood, Staffs.Posts: 22
    I have been walking around my garden trying to pick a spot today - in the rain. Have it down to three possible locations.
    Unfortunatly the pot has had its day - infact im not quite sure how its holding together!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    Have you tried glueing the pot @Braidman? It's surprising how much longer you can get out of them, especially if they have a 'good side' and you can position them carefully.  
    That Gorilla glue is marvellous stuff  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BatesadrianBatesadrian Burntwood, Staffs.Posts: 22
    @Fairygirl i fear it will be more Gorilla than terracotta! Only good for blocking up drainage holes in other pots I'm afraid.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    @Batesadrian :D
    I know the problem well. I think I have more crocks from frost ridden pots, than actual pots now  ;)
    I did managed to get a couple more years out of one using glue though, but it's finally bitten the dust. I like to get my money's worth...
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BatesadrianBatesadrian Burntwood, Staffs.Posts: 22
    @Fairygirl well in your location there - I bet frost and cold winters are a nightmare? I'm not surprised that the average Terracotta pot doesn't survive long. Out of interest how does the Gorilla glue stand up to the cold? :D:D
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    Frost last night @Batesadrian, although short lived, but it isn't unusual at this time of year. 
    I used the glue to help stick a batten to a wall - long story - and it's still nice and solid after about 4 or 5 years  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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