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 can imageanyone tell a novice garden what this plant is? Thanks Lizzie 


  • BiljeBilje Posts: 754

    It looks like Japanese anemone to me.  I have it in my garden, it flowers late summer but I class it almost as a weed as it is a runner. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to give you a definite answer.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Looks like a raspberry cane or redcurrant shrub. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • lizziec1988lizziec1988 Posts: 74

    I don't think it's a raspberry- will it flower? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    It looks like a Japanese anemone to me as well. Just about everything flowers, except ferns

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,955

    Looks like Jap anem to me too - mine are exactly at that stage too.

    They can be slightly invasive, but it depends on soil ,weather conditions and the variety, so don't let it put you off. They seed around, but if you deadhead, they're not a problem. I love them.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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