Sunday, 24 August 2008


Mrs Flummery and James, thanks for your help in naming my mystery plant. Hypericum was the species bimbling around in the dim recesses of my brain and now I've had a bit of a Google the berries confirm it. Not yet sure which variety, don't think it is Hypericum calycinum because the flowers are too small, and I don't have time to research it right now - just realised we have to be out for a lunch in less than an hour - whoops.


  1. Your hypericum looks a little like androsaemum - also known as tutsan. Give it a go in google images and see what you think. I rescued a small plant of it from under a privet hedge a month or so ago. it was starved of light and nutrients but after a haircut, it's doing great in a pot. I need to find a place for it now.

  2. Thank you mrs Flummery, I knew you would come to my rescue. Hypericum androsaemum it is then and just like yours, squashed in between a couple of overgrown conifers and in need of a good prune and tlc, I'll leave the "haircut" until the birds have taken the berries though.

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