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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

Hi there

This huge bush with pretty flowers is at the back of our garden. Could anyone tell me what it is please? 

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...and this not so pretty one with rusty leaves, Lower height: 

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Thanks in advance

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,208

    The first looks like wiegela (? Spelling)

    Not sure on the second, but could be a form of St John's wort - latin name escapes me for the moment - need another cuppaimage

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Oh thank you for identifying the wiegala. I think youre right it could be st johns wort but it never flowers....

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I agree with chicky, weigela for number one and the Latin name for number two is Hypericum'.

    You could try giving it a sprinkling of feed and a good mulch to encourage it to flower this year wakeshine. image

  • zarina1zarina1 Posts: 14

    I have the second one in my garden and it has beautiful yellow flowers in late spring and yes I think it is St John's wort

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thank you everbody wort it is :-)

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    St John's wort flowers like mad every year, is it in shade because it does like growing under trees. It may not like full sun.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    Lou12 says:

    St John's wort flowers like mad every year, is it in shade because it does like growing under trees. It may not like full sun.

    See original post

     Yeah its def in shade as its near a shed and under the wiegela. I will feed it, maybe it's not time yet for the flowes?

  • Is this a smaller version of the wiegela? Saw it on a walk the other day - only a foot or so high though , although it look s like its planted with other baby shrubs image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Looks like an azalea to me, with a variegated euonymous bottom left corner.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,125

    No, that one's a Japanese azalea, come in a wider range of colours, (pink, white, red , orange) and flowers this time of year. Evergreen and hardy unless you are somewhere very cold. I can just about grow them, but they don't do as well here as they do for other people in warmer climes. They don't get very large, but the one in the pic is really quite a baby. It is only the same size as the indoor azaleas you see in the shops from autumn on, and those are definitely not hardy.

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