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What is this plant I'm thinking of?

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IAmTheWorwax Sat 15-Apr-17 08:37:30

I can't remember the name of it so I hope my vague description is ok.

It's a bit bushy and I've seen it come out in little pink flowers. I think it is more of a plant than a bush though.
Can anyone name what I'm thinking of? Driving me crazy trying to think!

Halsall Sat 15-Apr-17 08:42:20

Erm....that is a bit vague, IAm, sorry! Any more clues? Can you remember what the leaves look like? Roughly how tall is the plant? Is it in flower now?

IAmTheWorwax Sat 15-Apr-17 08:45:08

I know, sorry.
I think it stays green during the colder months and blooms during spring/summer. They grow to about knee height. It's not like full on flowers, more like lots of tiny little ones if that makes sense. It's a bit spiky looking rather than big leaves.

Halsall Sat 15-Apr-17 08:49:05

Gosh, someone else will have ideas but I'll start off with a bit of a shot in the dark! Not a cistus, by any chance? Doesn't sound quite right though.....

TarquinsMama Sat 15-Apr-17 09:35:50

Flowering currant?

HapShawl Sat 15-Apr-17 09:37:51

Hebe?

HapShawl Sat 15-Apr-17 09:39:25

www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Search-Results?query=Hebe

happystory Sat 15-Apr-17 09:40:17

Pieris?

RueDeDay Sat 15-Apr-17 09:42:00

Daphne?? Does it smell nice?

stayathomegardener Sat 15-Apr-17 09:46:22

Erysium in picture below?
How tall does it get?

MrsBertBibby Sat 15-Apr-17 10:08:47

Potentilla?

www.google.co.uk/search?q=pink+potentilla&oq=pink+potentilla&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.7198j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=TgdIBTkmsB-OOM:

BlueEngine4 Sat 15-Apr-17 10:14:30

Can you draw a picture of it or its leaves? If you can get a sample there's a few websites you can email and they'll look it up for you.

Is it a plant you'd buy or a wildflower?

BlueEngine4 Sat 15-Apr-17 10:16:45

These guys helped me a lot. www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Hedge_matching_service.html

HapShawl Sat 15-Apr-17 11:45:04

Cotoneaster?
Lavender?

PencilsInSpace Sat 15-Apr-17 11:48:23

Valerian?

Deux Sat 15-Apr-17 11:51:44

How little are the flowers?

There is a clematis (I think) that lots of people near me seem to have in their gardens and it's in bloom right now. Pale pink flowers maybe an inch and a half wide.

Henduckgoose Sat 15-Apr-17 11:51:59

Is this it? Is green most of year then new growth pinky red and flowers creamy white bell shapes

Henduckgoose Sat 15-Apr-17 11:53:33

Think is called Pieris www.rhs.org.uk/plants/95172/pieris-forest-flame/details

Gingernaut Sat 15-Apr-17 12:01:16

Tamarx Tetrandra

Gingernaut Sat 15-Apr-17 12:01:49

Tamarix Tetrandra

FreshsatsumaforDd Sat 15-Apr-17 14:09:09

Thrift

FreshsatsumaforDd Sat 15-Apr-17 14:16:05

Dianthus or Cottage Pinks?

TroysMammy Sat 15-Apr-17 14:18:21

Does it smell of cat's pee? If so it's a flowering currant.

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