Can anyone help with the ID of this plant please, I have an idea what it might be, but just wanted to ask the experts??
Its flowering nutmeg.....Leycesteria formosa.. really pretty flowers.
Leycesteria formosa, aka himalayan honeysuckle
it looks like the birds bought you a present.
its the shrimp bush leycesteriaI have grown them from seed.
You might want to move it later, once its established as its a medium/large shrub. I have one, I love it.
Lots of alternative common names
Nobody's mentioned pheasant berry
how about Pheasant berry?
Thank you all, you have confirmed my suspicions. I have looked in several books and on websites, coming up with the same answer and many common names.
What a fantastic forum and a wealth of knowledge.
Many thanks again.