Solved Unknown plant/bush/tree?

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  1. Daisy Chain

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    I've recently seen a beautiful (what looks like a) bush/tree near to where I live, but don't know what it is. It's about 2 metres wide and about the same in height. It's got very small leaves and hundreds of lovely yellow flowers, all over it. The flowers are very much like wild roses, being about 3 inches across. I would love to buy one, if anyone thinks they know what it might be.
     
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    Maybe..Kerria japonica pleniflora.
    kerria japonica pleniflora - Google Search

    KERRIA  JAPONICA  PLENIFLORA 05-04-2008 13-22-21.jpgKERRIA  JAPONICA  PLENIFLORA 27-03-2012 16-19-45.jpgKERRIA  JAPONICA  PLENIFLORA 28-03-2009 17-15-50.jpg
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to help me. I think it must be Kerria Japonica Golden Guinea (going off the photos you sent me).
     
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    Count the number of petals....Kerria Japonica Golden Guinea has just 5 petals.

    Kerria Japonica Golden Guinea - Bing images
     
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      Thanks Silver Surfer, I will. I walk past it every day (during my exercise hour), but am too self-conscious to take a photo of it (in case the owners see me). It really is a beautiful specimen and looks just like a huge bouquet (like in the photos).
       
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      Goodness...don't be so shy.

      I take my camera where ever I go and often stop to take pics of plants in wilderness areas but often in private gardens. Just wave if anyone looks out of the window.
      On foreign holidays we have had so much kindness shown to us when taking such pics.
      Even not being able to speak the same language has not been a barrier.
      We have often been invited in to look at the other plants in the garden.
      Given a full guided tour.
      We have been given cups of tea.
      We have been given bags of fab tropical fruit.
      They have explained that the plant is edible..or has medicinal properties.
      People are keen to know what we are taking pics off.
      in turn we can say..Bella ....or some such to tell them why we do it.
      Mostly people are very enthusiastic.
      I cannot think of a single time where we have been met by any form of aggression.
      We have even trolled the many tiny back street abroad where tourists would normally never go.

      While in Hotel grounds I just walk in and take pics.
      Abroad many hotel grounds have beautiful plants.
      Abroad they even have wonderful street trees.

      Then I try to learn the names so I can label my pics!
      Huge learning curve!

      it has been a fab hobby.
       
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        Wow, that all sounds really wonderful! I too like travelling, but have never thought to take any pictures of plants (in particular). I do like talking to new people, in fact I sometimes find it easier than talking to the people I know!

        I'm not really a shy person, but I do like to 'do the right thing' and don't want to get into any trouble (it's more about invading someone's privacy - if you can really call it invading).
        Anyway, I've just been past the said plant and the flowers do have 5 petals. They're also more like 2 inches in width, rather than 3.

        I'm just so surprised that I've never seen one before. I do now recognise the double-flowered one, from garden centres, though.
         
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          We do the same as @Silver surfer :blue thumb: - apart from labeling the pictures :doh:

          In this country we also ask people for cuttings. If Mrs Shiney sees a nice plant in someone's front garden she knocks on the door, says how lovely it is, and asks for a cutting. She has never been turned down and she always invites people to our garden to have cuttings. Quite a lot of them have taken up the offer. As we also have loads of plants from our own cuttings they quite often are given a potted plant. :thumbsup:

          Gardeners are nice people. :)
           
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            I really hate people that steal cuttings/plants.
            I have found the same as you shiney that if you ask then people are very kind.
            Even National Trust head gardeners have helped.
            On one occasion I sent a donation and requested a rooted cutting of a very special dwarf salix hylematica. They very kindly posted it to me.SALIX  HYLEMATICA 18-03-2009 11-55-12.JPGSALIX  HYLEMATICA 30-03-2008 14-01-25.JPG
             
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              Agreed. I've even had plants/cuttings from the head gardener at one site that he had growing in his own garden. We were visiting the site in the summer and he gave us his address and said to come round for some plants in October that he would dig up for us. Enthusiasm is contagious. :)
               
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                Oh I wish all people were like you @Silver surfer and @shiney ,

                I went over to my moms on Sunday to find that someone had dug out a primrose and flung it on the drive to get to a clump of about 5 Tulipa Tarda. I said to her if they'd have asked I'd have given them some as I've got some spare down the back garden.
                I think it just shows the selfishness of some people ( probably the same sort of folk who go round stockpiling food etc in these strange times).
                 
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                  That is just horrible.
                  It makes me so cross.
                  As do people throwing litter down. I love UK dearly but hate what a filthy nation we are.
                  Fly tipping is another pet hate.

                  Oh dear...you have got me started...rant rant.
                  Sorry.
                   
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                    No apology needed @Silver surfer :)

                    Sometimes it's best to get it all out.
                     
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