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LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,919

Hello

Can anyone tell me what this might be? It doesn't seem to do anything, at least it hasn't this year (but probably recovering from being hacked to the ground in January for fence replacement). I don't remember it from before that, but it was probably smothered in ivy in the past. Should I give it room for a while longer and see what it does, or ditch it?

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,299

    Forsythia?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Nah.  That has sort of .... well, it's not Forsythia, forsooth.  Dunno wot tho image

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,919

    I *think* I would have remembered if I had a forsythia... but you're right, it's possible. In which case I would keep, as I'm rather fond of them.

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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Forsythia leaves look ike this

    http://agardenforall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DSC_0331-300x199.jpg

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,919
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Hmmmm.  That's similarer (?)   Never come across that one before

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,265

    Any prunus of any type nearby?  And were they affected by the fencing goings on?  Could be prunus suckers image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    Might be one of the spiraeas. You don't get much more nondescript than thatimage

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,919

    There's a plum on the other side of the garden and it's throwing up suckers like nobody's business image. But it's red, this is nothing like it and I don't think there are any others.

    Maybe I'll let it carry on growing for a while and see if it does anything... 

    At first I thought it was a philadelphus, as there's one nearby in next door's garden. But the leaves are wrong.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    That's either a plum or a damson.

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