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A couple of identifications needed please....

Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

Can anyone identify these 2 shrubs please?

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1378.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1385.jpg

 

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1387.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/anotherspirit/IMG_1388.jpg

 

thanks

 

 

 

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  • Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

    Really hope the community can help with these - I've got 3 friends who are professional gardeners and a plantaholic mother-in-law who are all at a loss!

    2nd one has bamboo like qualities, in that stems are hollow - but is deciduous and all the stems meet at the bottom, and it doesn't seem to spread. 

     

  • ShadoweaverShadoweaver Posts: 70

    Not sure of 1 but 2 is a Leycesteria unless I'm very much mistaken. I have several in my garden. They are great for filling a border quickly and will reach 6 ft in a season (virtually max height). The flowers are unusual pendant purple and white lantern like affairs. You can cut them back hard after flowering and they'll come back again next year. They do self propagate though the small 'seedlings' are easy to spot and easily removed. A great 'architectural' plant that's a bit unusual.

  • Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

    Leycesteria looks like winner! - thanks.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,223

    1 is sorbusaria

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

    Are you sure punkdoc?

    When I google sorbusaria (or sorbus aria) - I dont see anything that looks like No.1 - please can you post a link to the plant you mean?

    thanks

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,223

    I have one of  these but I may have got the name mixed up.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,223

    thats the one I meant

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

    Aha - thats the one Silver Surfer thanks. Very close Punkdoc - thanks to you too.

    Appreciate everyones help identifying these 2 - many thanks.

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