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anyone know what this is?

Last year, when we moved in to the house, we had a lovely climber up one side of a storm porch. I cut it back in late winter and have been waiting for it to re emerge so I can train it back up with this season's growth.

But, um - this is what it looks like now. My memory may be failing me, but it doesn't look like the small leaved climber I had up my storm porch last year! (I don't have any shots of it, sorry!) Has the other one died and a weed crowded in on its patch? Or am I being dumb and this is all absolutely fine?

Being a very naive rookie gardener is hard work! Sorry for being a complete dunce...

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  • iceice Posts: 332

    Not a climber but Centranthus ruber (red valerian) some consider a weed others grow it.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,495

    Hi geum. That plant is Centranthus ruber. It gets everywhere in my garden! I tolerate its behaviour because the insects love it! image

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  • Hmmm! Where did my climber go them?! I'm sure there was a nice little clematis or something there last year.... 

    Thanks ice... will have to delve in and investigate!

  • Ladybird4 - thanks! has it eaten my climber, I wonder? How peculiar!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,519

    Could your small leaved climber possibly have been an annual?   There are several - what were the flowers like?

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  • Dovefromabove says:

    Could your small leaved climber possibly have been an annual?   There are several - what were the flowers like?

    See original post

     It had finished flowering by the time we took the house in late September, so I don't know I'm afraid. The previous owner did say that everything in the garden was either shrub or perennial, but she may have forgotten that one possibly?

    I'll have a little root around and see if there's anything hiding in there amongst the Centranthus...

  • OK, done some investigation and dug up as much of the Centranthus as possible. There does appear to be something else in there, which looks much more like what I expected, although it's teeny weeny - probably hasn't been getting any light! 

    Sadly I couldn't get all of the Centranthus out, as it's so close to the climber (or what I assume is my climber), and I'm not quite brave enough to dig everything out and see if I can replant the climber.. or should I give it a go? It's such a small space to work in...

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  • DispondedDisponded Posts: 43

    That looks like a Clematis that's starting to shoot in the picture.

    What variety? You'll have to wait and see when it flowers.image

    I have just moved one tonight that's not flowered in 8 years. I still don't know what variety it is. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,519

    I agree, that looks like a clematis image

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  • Hehe, reality gardening, aym - I think I like watching it better on the tv! 

    (not really - want to be outside right now!)

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