Help - Plant ID for new project
I wonder if I can call on your lovely fellow gardeners for some advice please? Some friends of mine have just taken over a cafe with a lovely outside space with quite a few established shrubs - some of which have been cut back quite hard by previous owner before they left.
They've asked me - as the most greenfingered person they know - to help them tidy it up and plant up the bare spaces.
I want to ID what is there and get some advice on dealing with some of the 'stumps' before I plan what to put in.
I have quite a few pictures across 8 sections of the garden so I may post those in individual replies to make it easier for responses. I hope someone can help.
Close up pics of plants in this section for ID
1.1 - This is a hard cut back 'stump' on the right (above) with this little green spikey bit growing out. Any ideas? Will it come back or should I get rid?
1.2 - This is a clumped together climber in a pot. Not sure if it's a clematis or jasmine type? No flowers at the moment but again has been cut back as I think overgrown.
1.3 - small shrub on far left - some kind of box?
There is a rather large Hypericum (St Johns Wort) and a fuchsia on the right side of this also which have been cut back rather hard also.
2.1 - This is the HUGE fuschia - has some growth coming back - do I leave it or cut it back further?
2.2 - No idea what this is.
There is a nice big birch tree in this section and a few other stumps around but some space too.
Plants for ID -
3.1 No Idea - help
3.2 - Quite difficult to see this one
4.1 - There is a camellia in here but I am not sure what the variegated foliage is.
Last edited: 22 July 2017 09:18:05
Section 6 - just one plant
Here's a flower on it and may more buds on it ready to pop
That's them all!! Thank you all for any help you can give me!
Thank you Hazel that's hugely helpful and reassuring! I will get some plant labels and get them put on so I remember what they are and when to cut back!
Hi Siobhan . I like an ID challenge, so here goes....
1.1 Juniper ??
1.2. Honeysuckle ?
2.2. Spotted laurel ?
3.1. Weigela "Florida varigata"
6. Choyisa. (Mexican orange blossom)
7.4. Hypericum ?
7.5. Holly ?
That's all I can spot, off the top off my head
I agree, this is one big challenge. But lots of really wonderful mature shrubs that deserve care and attention.
1.1 - Could be a very old Rosemary or Juniper (leave for now to see how it grows)
1.3 - Could be a Buxus Sempervirens
2.1 - Possibly a Fucshia Magellanica variety
2.2 - Acuba Japonica
3.1 - Maybe a Cornus Alba 'Elgantissima'
3.2 - ?
3.3 - Looks like a Cherry Laurel, Prunus Laurocerasus
4.1 - Looks like Euonymous Japonicus 'Ovatus' or even Vinca Vine Maculata
6 - Choisya Ternata, Mexican Orange Blossom
7.1 - Could be a type of Hawthorn
7.2 - ?
7.4 - A wild guess, could be a type of Holboelia Lactifolia/Coriacea
Apologies, I missed..
7.5. Looks like an Ilex, some sort of variegated Holly shrub.