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lbohlin

Starting a small garden from scratch and rediscovering the enjoyment of plants. Any advice welcome. Lasswade, Edinburgh.

Leycesteria formosa

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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lbohlin

Spotted this at work today and thought it looked unusual. Can anyone tell me what it is?

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brighton

Himalayas honeysuckle I think

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angiecrazycatlady

Yes it is @brighton posh name is leycesteria (I've probably spelt that wrong) 😊

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lbohlin

@brighton @angiecrazycatlady thanks ladies 😊👍

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mrsmiddleton

It has a habit of spreading like wildfire! Which in my garden has been great, and it doesn't seem to mind being hacked back when outgrowing its welcome

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lbohlin

I have a a large area of fencing I'd like to cover quickly so it sounds like this should do the trick. Good advice, thanks @mrsmiddleton 😊

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mrsmiddleton

It'll certainly do that. Tricky to train, grab it and tease it- but boy does it grow fast and strong!

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hayleyaj

@mrsmiddleton Gail, does this like shade? 🤔😀

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mrsmiddleton

It seems to be fine on the sunny side of my garden and also on the semi shaded side- I would guess it'd be fine!

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