Hi all - can someone tell me what this is please?
I call it that bl**dy bottle-brush stuff
it creeps in from next door. Quite pretty really. But in the wrong place for me.
I'll be interested to find out what it's called at last
Some sort of spirea I think.
If this is the same plant as I get coming in from next door, and it looks very much like it, it's a bloody nuisance! It grows like mad and sneaks up all over the place. Next door have it growing as a sort of hedge and they keep it trimmed very neatly so there isn't many stems that actually flower but it gets has a very spreading habit!
Yup! that's the one
I think nutcutlet is in the right area - the stems are very like a spiraea. It is very invasive, but can be pulled out. It has taken over a bed in a garden I'm renovating.
Not Pokeweed - flowers are wrong http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/phytolacca-americana/1662.html
Looks like Spiraea douglasii to me http://www.nativeplantsociety.org/douglasspirea.htm
I haven't suddenly developed an ability to identify plants I was told that was what mine was when I asked on the forum last year.