Can anyone help?

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Can anyone help?

Post: # 150222Post deeburn »

Hi...not sure if this is the right place to post...I'm sure someone will let me know if it's not :oops:
Can anyone identify this beautiful berry bush? I aquired it from a neighbour of mine 2yrs ago...I noticed some flowers on it last spring, then red berries in the winter...but this spring it looks so lovely...the pic doesn't do it justice!!

Oh and another quick question...I planted some privet a couple of years ago which is coming on really well, I wondered if there were any other type of bush/privet that I could plant in between each 'plant' to give it some extra colour as it develops?? :?
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Post: # 150468Post Loobyloo »

I think it might be mahonia, were the berries a purplish colour?

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Post: # 150526Post Green Aura »

I thought that as well, but when I googled it very different plants came up!

The Mahonia I know looks a bit like holly with the flowers in the picture, followed as you said by purple berries.

The one's online looked like bottle brushes.
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Post: # 150530Post Thomzo »

Looks like Mahonia to me too. If you cut the new stems, are they yellow inside?

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Post: # 151057Post MuddyWitch »

Sorry to go against the concensus, but it looks like a berberis darwinii to me.

http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/plant-ber ... -0559.aspx

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Post: # 151069Post shell »

what ever it is ,i`d like to know,its a fabulous plant,lovely colour, :flower:

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Post: # 152502Post Millymollymandy »

MuddyWitch wrote:Sorry to go against the concensus, but it looks like a berberis darwinii to me.

http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/plant-ber ... -0559.aspx

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You beat me to it - I arrived in England, walked out into my mum's garden and there was that shrub! She didn't know what it was either so we looked it up in a plant book. It was absolutely covered in unusual bees I'd never seen before - big like bumble bees but black with an orange bum!

Anyway I was really surprised cos I only have the non evergreen purple berberis and stupidly imagined all berberis would be like that! :lol:
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Post: # 152743Post donegalwildman »

There are a few bumblebees with orange/red tails. Have a look at:

http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bumblebees_id.htm

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Post: # 152778Post Millymollymandy »

Must have been the red tailed bumble bee, but the queen. Do they come out of their nests to visit flowers though? I don't know anything about bees but thought that queens just stayed in the nest. :scratch:
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