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Please help me identify these plants


We have just moved to a house with a mature garden and we are struggling to identify 4 plants that are here already. Can anyone help identify these please? Would you keep these or get rid of them?

Many thanks for any help!






  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    No. 3 looks like a buddleia.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    I think the first one could be a snowberry.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    No.1 is niggling me. I think it could be a snowberry but can't be certain.

    No.2 I think is a philadelphus. Common name 'Mock orange'

    Don't recognise the other two off the top of my head.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,107
    Agree re the Philadelphus, and the last 2 look like Vinca (periwinkle).
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 825
    1. Symphoricarpus 2. Philadelphus 3. Buddleja 4. Vinca
  • Thank you very much for you answers! It seems like these are all good plants to have then I guess.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 825
    Sorry, I forgot your other question.  I would rip out no. 1 as it suckers all over the place and can be scruffy but you may want to trim it to keep it neat and keep the plant.  Keep no. 2 as the flowers smell amazing, although it looks old so you may want to replace it with a new one once you know what it looks and smells like.  No. 3 is good for the bees.  Wait to see the flowers, they're pretty (not really scented), then decide whether to lose it or not.  No. 4 is good evergreen ground cover with blue or white flowers, can be useful in the garden but it's up to you if you like it or not.  Good luck.
  • Thank you!
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