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What hedge/bush is this?

We just moved into a new house and this is in the front garden. It's very overgrown. Thanks for your help.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,342
    It's one of the loniceras [shrubby honeysuckle] and you can cut it back hard without any problem  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Amazing, thanks for the quick reply Fairygirl! :):)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,342
    No problem  :)
    They're often used for hedging, so it's maybe been that in the past and just hasn't been trimmed. They're fairly indestructible  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,131
    Yes, shrubby lonicera. It looks like "Baggesen's Gold". I have some as a very dwarf hedge edging part of a bed, and it responds very well to being cut back/clipped.
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 1,689
    Agree with @Fairygirl Once you get it into some sort of shape you will probably have to keep it trimmed fairly regularly.  They make a nice little hedge but tend to get a bit carried away  :D
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