Friday, 7 September 2012

Name that Bloom #6

Right, I imagine this is fairly simple for the more seasoned gardener.

Whatever it is, it rivals the apple tree next to it for height and keenness to impress. But it's not a tree, even if it thinks it is. The flowers are a bit sickly pink for my liking, and I'm not a fan of the leaves - make your mind up leaf, light or dark? None of this fancy business.

So, can anyone name this confused flower/tree for me?


Margaret said...

It's a variegated weigela. I've got one in my garden.

Hapless gardener said...

Thank you Margaret, does your grow heartily in the way mine seems to?! I tried cutting it back last year, to some effect but it seems to have invigorated it!

Margaret said...

It does grow well, you can prune it every year after flowering. I just cut it back when it starts to get in the way

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