First garden help...

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  1. Melandsimba

    Melandsimba Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello all,

    Completely clueless first time garden owner here. Have lived here for a year and I've pretty much left the garden alone whilst working on the house. Besides mowing the lawn and clearing weeds (well, the ones I know are definitely weeds!), I have done very little to my back garden. Although I have watched and made note of what has appeared throughout the year bulb wise (thanks dad for that idea ☺️). One of the plants that I thought was some type of rose has actually got flowers on it this year, but they're not what I recognise as roses... Help? Can anyone identify what the plant might be? I've attached a photo to see if anyone knows. Thanks in advance.
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      :sign0016: to GC @Melandsimba

      Lovely of you to join us and good on you for following your Dad's advice to see what popped up in the past year :thumbsup:

      The plant in your picture is Kerria Japonica (I had it in my previous garden) a pretty spring (deciduous) flowering shrub with a suckering habit that is easy to keep under control.

      Looking forward to getting to know you around the forums :)
       
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        Thanks for that! It's very tall and a bit gangly (sort of like some of my teenage students!). How should I look after it? Do I need to train it against the fence? Any advice would be much appreciated, although I am off to google it now ☺️
         
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        It is a bit of a gangly shrub :heehee: You'll need to thin it out after flowering. It's an upright shrub so you can't "train" it as such just keep it under control (a bit like *some* teenage students :heehee: ).
         
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        It's indestructible so you can treat it really mean if you need to!
         
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