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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

My first time on here!! I wonder if anyone can identify the shrub in the photo. It has been growing in my garden for a few years but I cannot find it anywhere. Thanks.




hello and welcome to GoY,

I have the same plant and I think it is Leycesteria Formosana.

27 Jul, 2010


welcome to Goy Slim :-))

27 Jul, 2010


Thanks for that - never heard of it, but will look it up on web. What a wonderful site this is! I think I'll be asking quite a few questions - I never seem to have my nose out of a gardening book!

27 Jul, 2010


Correction Aimankay, it's Leycesteria formosa

27 Jul, 2010


careful slim--- its addictive, you read some of the blogs :-)))) --- but don't start cooking your dinner!!!

27 Jul, 2010


welcome to GOY I joined early on this year and was told it is addictive....It Is !!!
and yes it is a leycesteria,I have one and the birds are supposed to love it. I'm trying to go to bed, but must look at just one more question!!!

27 Jul, 2010


Indeed the birds do love the berries. I have seedlings popping up all over the place every year.

Welcome to GOY. :-)

14 Aug, 2010

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