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janinerjaniner Posts: 66
Hi there
I've posted on here loads today. I have a full garden of shrubs that I've no idea what they are. This one is about 7ft tall, and has awful thorns at every leaf node. I think I'm going to have to get rid of it because of having young kids. But before it goes, what exactly is it please? I might be able to find out the root structure this way.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,175
    Thick gloves and mind your eyes when you remove it  :)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743
    I think it's a shame to lose it. Kids will soon learn to avoid it. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    My kids grew up with at least two in the garden. Never a problem, and they loved watching the blackbirds and thrushes eating the berries later  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • gemma.squiregemma.squire Posts: 5
    edited March 2022
    Hi, I have just taken this photo of a new garden visitor. Does anyone know what this plant is? Many Thanks. :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,853
    edited March 2022
    @gemma.squire - you should really start your own thread rather than jumping in on another where the plant has already been identified.  That way you'll get more views and maybe an answer.

    @janiner - Pyracantha make wonderful hosts for wildlife - nectar and pollen for pollinator insects, fruits for birds and shelter for birds, insects and small mammals.   Much better to keep it and teach your children how wonderful it is but also that it, and some other plants, have thorns they need to respect and berries they should never eat.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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