Mystery plants

Mum’s got a couple of mystery plants at the end of her garden. I’ve been meaning to take photos for a while and post them here – I have tried online plant identifiers with no luck, so here they are, in the hope that someone here can help!

The first is a tall upright shrubby type. We cut it back hard when we started tidying the garden – the man who cuts Mum’s lawn says that it’s meant to have white flowers, and we cut it back too hard for it to flower this year.

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General shot – it’s tall, over 6ft, and most stems are growing very straight up

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Closer shot of a stem

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Close-up of leaves

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And a growing tip

The other one is low-growing and looks familiar to me but I can’t quite place it.

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General shot

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Closer in on a stem

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Close up of growing tip

So if anyone’s got any ideas please do let me know!

And just so it’s not all about mystery foliage, here’s a bee on a dahlia:

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2 Responses to Mystery plants

  1. Hiya, Your first plants looks like it might be a Philadelphus, white fragrant flowers.
    Your second one is definitely a Symphoricarpos, otherwise known as a Snow Berry….. and it spreads..!!

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