Can someone name this shrub, as we have one that is over 6 foot tall in the back garden (on the Wirral) against a wall, and is full bloom. My wife bought it in a tub many many years ago and about 10 years ago I transplanted into the garden. It looks splendid on a dull winters day.We also have a smaller one growing in the front garden(part of the main plant) which is now about 2 foot with smaller flowers showing.
Comment by PeterP on 15th December 2018 at 09:45
Barrie they are called false caster oil plants . Like you we have two in the front garden one full of bloom
Comment by Anne on 15th December 2018 at 10:06
Barrie...they are called Fatsia Japonica. As you say, sprouts off the big one are easily rooted. This is taken from the big one in the background. A number of friends have taken cuttings as well. Exotic looking but quite tough.
Comment by Philip G. on 15th December 2018 at 10:36
Oh boy! This garden wouldn't half do for me . . . Nice even lawn, nest box on each bolt-upright tree, further interest within the distant canopy . . . .
Wake-up! lad, Wake-up.
A nice Photo, though, Anne.
Comment by Pat McCarthy on 15th December 2018 at 12:22
We too have this shrub in a tub outside the house. Itís over 10 years old and weíve never seen it flower. Perhaps I havenít got your green fingers Anne!
I might try talking to it. My husband doesnít usually listen to my nattering, so maybe Iíll have more response from the Japonica!
Comment by Veronica on 15th December 2018 at 12:33
It's always nice to have something blooming so late in the year. I have a winter flowering Jasmine and an evergreen shrub with small white flowers - can't remember the name! One or two roses bravely facing the cold - winds - but this weekend's weather will see them off. Love the stone wall surrounding the lawn.....Donty Mon would love it too...
Comment by Maureen on 15th December 2018 at 13:13
What I couldn't do with a garden that big..Id never be out of the Garden Centre...thanks Anne.
Comment by Barrie on 15th December 2018 at 17:52
Thanks to all for the name, the wife now remembers it as the caster oil plant, Must say it looks well today in the grotty weather -shines like a group of stars.
Comment by Fred Mason on 15th December 2018 at 19:03
Refreshing photo, Anne.
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