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I have just started gardening, I won't b taking it too seriously but I'd like to be able to sit outside and enjoy it next summer. It's now actually looking like a garden instead of the junkyard it resembled when I moved in a year ago.

However, I have 3 plants species unknown! One I inherited and 2 I bought for 49p from the local shops. I would be really grateful if someone could tell me what they are.

Thank you :)

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  • Posted: Fri. 5th June 2009 16:06

Not sure but...

Reply from Laura Thomas

second one is a pansy or viola - there are many varieties so not sure which one this is

last one I thought might be a Dog Hobble - I uploaded a couple of images in Spring - click photos tab
but there is something about the leaves that remind me of Camellia

First one is a mystery to me

  • Posted: Fri. 5th June 2009 21:39

Third Photo

Reply from Charlotte

I wondered if the third one could be a Photinia. We have one that has similar leaves to your plant, although I have to admit, they're quite different from those pictured in the Shoot database. I suppose there are lots of variations though. Regards, Charlotte

  • Posted: Sun. 7th June 2009 17:20

Mystery plants

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Lesley,
It looks like your first plant is Prunus laurocerasus and it good for a shady spot.
Like another member said, the second on is some sort of Viola.
The third one is a Pieris but I think there is something else growing in with it! The rounder, glossier, darker leaves don't look like any Pieris to me.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th June 2009 03:46

thank you

Reply from Lesley Deakin

thank you all for your replies, i will get reading up on those plants :) the little viola had me confused because it spreads so much and completely covers the ground area in no time.

I checked the bottom plant and there is definately only one plant in there. Maybe I will be a little wiser once they have grown.

Thank you again :)

  • Posted: Tue. 9th June 2009 08:02

Heavenly Bamboo?

Reply from Fi

Hi Lesley, I wonder if the third pic is the
Nandina Domestica or Heavenly bamboo common name? If it is, it needs a sheltered spot in sun/light shade, slightly acid or rich humus soil.
Do let us know I love a quiz!

  • Posted: Thu. 11th June 2009 20:43


Reply from Lesley Deakin

Just for future reference, if anyone else has the same question, I now know that the first one is:

Sollya heterophylla
bluebell creeper

One mystery solved :D

  • Posted: Tue. 30th June 2009 12:31