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Bit of a long shot this, but ...

... can anybody tell what these two plants are (the ones with the arrows):



  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,629
    Well, as I'm up late, can't sleep, and nothing better to do right now, I'll take a guess at these plants, even though I can't enlarge the photo or zoom in... but first - lovely garden, whereabouts is it roughly? just out of interest..  even though I see no roses, so I deduct points for that..

    Photo taken late Spring?.. everything seems to be recently in leaf, so fresh, lawn had a first cut.. ?

    The grey leafed shrubs in the circular border may be.. Santolina chamaecyparis [Cotton Lavender]… the silver looking tree at the back may be Pyrus calleyrana 'Bradford' or the newer 'Capital' which is more columnar... those may be white flowers on it,.. leaves turn green, red in autumn..

    I'm not sure anyone could be absolutely specific about these... but I hope others do chip in with clues.... good night and best wishes...
    East Anglia, England
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,860
    Everything has been pruned to such unnatural,blobby shapes, it's impossible for me to identify them for sure.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,811
    Need close ups for anyone to get a good ID James, otherwise it's hard to get accuracy.
    Marlorena's had a very good try at it - I doubt you'll get anything nearer without a lot more info.
    I can't even get them to enlarge enough to make a guess!   :)
    If you're looking for silver leaved shrubs/trees, it might be better to simply ask on a new thread - you'll get plenty of suggestions 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks guys.  It’s a picture taken from the independent newspaper and I don’t know where it is. 

    I’m definitely not trying to achieve the pompom pruning effect which looks a little unnatural (and high maintenance).  I like things bit wild and slightly overgrown if I’m honest!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,811
    Always good to have all the info James  :)
    If you're looking for a similar effect, look at the previous suggestions from S.Surfer and Marlorena. For other suggestions, start another thread - titled something like 'looking for blue/silver shrubs and ground cover' ,and you'll get some suggestions. 
    Prostrate blue juniper will give a similar effect to that low one, depending on your soil, and is readily available, and easy to maintain. Juniperus Blue Carpet is one.  There's a bluey grey conifer which is also easy to obtain, and makes a lovely specimen - Chamaecyparis pisifera Boulevard. it has quite soft foliage, and is actually slightly variegated, but looks silvery blue/grey from a distance  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Could the tall grey one be a eucalyptus? pollarded.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,387
    Just what I was thinking Hogweed.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,860
    IMHO the owner ought to leave the secateurs and loppers and shears in the shed a bit more.
  • Does anybody know what the low-ish growing green/yellowy plants are down the bottom-centre of the garden under the purple/pink tree foliage?  I wondered if it was Euphorbia but I don't really know what else it might be. 
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