The first shrub could be Lonicera Nitida, but I'm not sure on that one still. The second plant looks like Euphorbia Characias.
karen paul said:
The lonicera gets little purple berries on it. I don't recall ever seeing one with flowers on it. I had some as hedging but it spread inwards and my garden was getting smaller so I dug them all out. I don't know if it was spreading by branches touching the ground or suckering but it was a right pain. Next door has one though that she's shaped like a lollipop and she has no trouble with it.
dappledshade, that shrub may be Lonicera Pileata. Very similar to Nitida. It's very hard to see the mature leaf shape because it has been pruned, even though it looks a little rough and natural. You can see the lighter colour leaves varying from the inner sections. Because it is pruned at least once a year, you are unlikely to see the very small creamy almost insignificant white flowers that form on the inner sections that can sometimes form into berries, but rare unless it's been left unpruned for a few years.If you want something similar that flowers yearly, there are many types of small leaf Hebes that can do a similar job.