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CumbriManCumbriMan Posts: 67

Despite my intentions to focus on the front garden this week I decided to do some weeding in the rear garden as the some was interested the back of the house between noon and three PM.

I thought I'd take some snaps of some of the plant's I have but can't put a name to. Hope you guys and gals can help with a few.

P.S. The last one is from a garden nearby, I'm just curious as to what it is ????



  • CumbriMan, the first picture looks like a May tree and the third looks like clumps of bluebells. The tree in no. 1 picture looks very healthy and the little flowers are so pretty and dainty.

  • CumbriManCumbriMan Posts: 67

    The tree in picture 1 is competing with daffodils as the only thing to have bloomed just far in the back garden. It came out lovely at the end of last year too.

    I was going to rip the plant's out in the third pic but I'll leave them be for now as bluebells should like nice come April/may.

    Knew it was a good idea to check on here first ?

    Thanks Guernsey Donkey ??

    Does anyone have any ideas on the other plants?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I think 1 is Ribes sanguineum, flowering currant

    2 can'tsee enough detail

    3 as GD

    4 Eleagnus ebbingei

    6 euonymus 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,232

    Second to last looks like Carex pendula, a grass. Can be nice but tends to get scruffy imho and seeds everywhere. Last is Euonymus "Emerald Queen" or something along those lines. An easy evergreen ground cover or wall shrub.

  • CumbriManCumbriMan Posts: 67

    Thanks everyone,

    I'm trying to keep a record of what I have so I can better care for them and plan my garden changes.

    I thought the second to last pic might be something invasive and agree it looks scruffy. I was reluctant to pull it out without checking though in case it transformed to something much more attractive as the seasons changed. There was montbretia covering two thirds of the borders when I first moved house. It looked lovely when flowering but completely crowded out everything else and took a lot of effort to completely eradicate.

    I'll try to get a better pic of the second plant. From memory it flowered either white or place yellow/pink last year. It will definitely be a keeper.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I've enlarged number 2 and I think it's a variegated Weigela. These are best pruned by cutting out some of the older stems back to the base every year and leaving the rest as they are. New stems grow and over a couple of years you'll have a much better shaped shrub

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • CumbriManCumbriMan Posts: 67

    Thanks nutcutlet. I think you're right Google images of weigela when flowering looks identical to what I recall from last year. I'll have my secateurs ready to try and reshape it once flowered.

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