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foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

Hi, does anyone know what this plant is? It has been in thww garden about 2 years but never flowered before!

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  • foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

    Oh, having problems uploading the picture, ill keep trying image

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    Hi foxglove5 image

    To upload a pic on here, click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then follow the instructions 


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





  • foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

    When I do that I get a page pop up where I have to select the file to upload ( which I have done) but when I click "upload" nothing happensimage maybe its my computer having a funny five mins???

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Wait foxglove, it takes ages, especially if it's a large picture. I reduce mine in size before I upload them or I'd be asleep before they appear



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  • foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

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  • foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

    Thanks for the help with getting my pic up Dave and nutcutlet! Im new to all this and should get the hang of it soon enough image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    Hurrah!  It's one of the Chaenomoles japonicas  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3310260/How-to-grow-japonica.html 

    a lovely shrub - it will have hard green fruits on in the autumn that can be used in a similar way to a culinary quince.  If you eat game, it's great with a pot-roasted pheasant. 

     


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





  • foxglove5foxglove5 Posts: 20

    Bonus - my husband loves game so he will be happy image 

    It has grown like wild for the last few years, its up against a fence and I have to cut it back a huge ammount every year. I wonder why it has suddenly decided to flower?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857

    It flowers on wood produced the previous year so maybe when you cut it back last year it was early enough for it to produce new shoots which have produced flowers image

    Perhaps in other years you've cut it back in the late summer/autumn?


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





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