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I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:34 pm
by RobHed
Can anybody help ?It is growing in a pot at the moment and is doing really well - the trouble is, I don't know what it is !

Thanks for any help....again !!


Rob (Bristol)

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Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:41 pm
by pelmetman
Could possibly be privet.
:flower: Sue

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:49 pm
by oldjerry
Shape and colour of leaf looks a bit like a Camillia (but 2nd photo doesn't unless it's pretty well pot bound).Has it ever flowered?

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:54 pm
by pelmetman
At first I thought Camelia but then looking at second picture thought no.

Going back to the privet idea does it have very small sweet scented flowers, if so I reckon its privet :icon_smile:
Sue :flower:

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:06 pm
by oldjerry
Just had a butchers at the pics in the first post.....is it the same plant?? 1st. photos dont look like privet or camellia (or the second photos!). Going by the straggly shape,etc. maybe an old weigelia ...Sue , Wot dya fink???

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:38 pm
by pelmetman
Trouble if OldJerry its Saturday night and I've had more than a few glasses of wine so am getting in a muddle with part 1 and part 2. Really don't think its camelia, not even so sure now its privet :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sue :flower:

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:00 am
by RobHed
Thanks people - no, it has never flowered but has just got increasingly tall and leafy. Part 1 and Part 2 are completely separate plants if that is of any help ? Probably not......lol

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:52 am
by frozenthunderbolt
Rododendron?

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:17 am
by boboff
They'll both be weeds then.

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:44 am
by Millymollymandy
2nd photo looks a bit like forsythia, particularly the stems, but I can't see any detail in the dinky photos. Please can you post the photos bigger! Also something to let us see what size the leaves are as there is no comparison here. First photo looked like laurel leaves to me at first so you can see that I cannot make sense of leaf size!! :iconbiggrin: By the way I don't think it is either. :lol:

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:46 am
by pelmetman
Can see where you are coming from with forsythia, the actual stems have that knobbly look to them of forsythia but not so sure on the leaves, and if its never flowered can't be! Have the leaves got that reddy tinge on lately i.e. Autumn colour, or are they always that colour?
Sue :flower:

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:35 pm
by oldjerry
Still unsure of wether there's 2 pics of 2 different plants,but anyhow,autumn colour thing could be Deutzia...bottom line is Forsythia,Privet,Camellia,Deutzia whatever..... all ghastly old crap,shred it and get something nice! (Preferably native,even better something of use)..........Yeah I know Privet is native,but everybody needs provoking on boring Sunday afternoons.....yawn...

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:47 pm
by Millymollymandy
I love Forsythia! :iconbiggrin: Can't beat it in the spring.

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:51 pm
by oldjerry
3 weeks glamour,49 total boredom......!.......( no comparisons,will follow!)

Re: I've Got Something and I Don't Know What It Is (part 2)

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:24 am
by Millymollymandy
That sounds like most shrubs old jerry - and Forsythia is special precisely BECAUSE of when it flowers. Just as we are coming out of the gloom of winter and wham suddenly this huge blast of yellow to brighten our days. I have 4 of them and would be happy to have more. (And they turn a lovely colour in autumn). :flower: