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Please help to identify a plant

imageimageimageDear fellow gardeners,

Can you please help to identify the plant on the pictures.

We moved house a few months ago and it was already growing in the garden. In spring it was covered with tiny pink flowers, attracting a lot of bees and other insects. Now there are a few small black berries on it.

I didn't really have time to worry about it during the summer, but now in the autumn I would like to know how to take care of it before cold season as I really like the plant.

Many thanks! image

Surrey

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,461

    Jasmine?

    Devon.
  • Thank you Hostafan, I think you are right - it could be Jasminum Beesianum (Red Jasmine).

    I have another Jasmine on the opposite side of the garden (yellow leaves Jasminum officinale) - but they don't look alike at all. No wonder I never thought it could be a jasmine too. 

    So now I just need to figure out what to do with it over winter. It must be hardy as it survived last winter when nobody was living in the house so the garden was left completely to it's own devices. I probably would need to trim it? 

    Other plants that survived completely without any support from people for over a year were hollyhocks - they were there when we moved in and provided beautiful flowers and structure for the whole summer. Never liked them before, but now they are one of my favourites and will definitely stay in the garden,

    Thanks again Hostafan! xx

    Last edited: 13 September 2017 12:30:34

    Surrey
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