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Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

Can anyone help ID these please?

First off a very small (evergreen?) shrub with lovely tubular flowers

and then a plant someone gave me a while back - some kind of Euphorbia perhaps?

It's looking a bit leggy... any pruning / TLC edvice other than just get it in the ground`?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    the first one is a weigela and yes,a euphorbia

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    top one is a Weigela, the other is Euphorbia mellifera, which is a bit tender, depending where you live... if it survives the winter - it will benefit from mulching, and feeding - you will get bigger leaves and more luxuriant bushy growth...  do try give some winter protection though and a very sheltered spot...

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...nutcutlet.... I hope you bought lots of lovely plants on Sunday.... image

  • Steve BSteve B Posts: 16

    Ah thank you both.

    the Euphorbia has managed to survive 2 winters outside in that little pot! never been fed, mulched or protected...will probably die as soon as I plant it lol.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Maybe leave it in the pot then?  We have several euphorbias in pots, which also get little if any attention, and they do fine - if it ain't broke don't fix it?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    Salino wrote (see)

    ...nutcutlet.... I hope you bought lots of lovely plants on Sunday.... image

    I didn't salino. I had a good day out with a friend but didn't see much that appealed to me except a tulip like sculpture that twirled in the breeze and cost hundreds of poundsimage

    My plant likes aren't very mainstream.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609 long as you enjoyed the day...  I like also the rare plant fairs, but don't get to see enough of those...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    i don't know where you live Salino, I know it's not that far away. There's a rare plant fair at Swines meadow nursery at Market Deeping on 7th July.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..thanks for letting me know Nutcutlet... I've been to Swines meadow before and bought a few things... spent ages looking around... bit wild that one...image but lots of interest...

    ...fed up with this wind in Fenland... everywhere else nice and hot...image...

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