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owd potterowd potter Posts: 74
Hiya all,
Have spent much of the past 12 months observing and trying to identify what we have inherited in the mature gardens of the new house. 
However the year has flown by and I wasn't able to tag everything, so I'm hoping with the help of all the knowledgeable members here, to fill in some of the gaps as things come around again.
Thanks in advance for your help
Owd.
1.  This? (Second pic is of this during flowering in May last year. Very fragrant) 



2. This? it has fruit that look like small apples in Oct/Nov

3. This?  (During flowering in May)

4. This? (During flowering in May)

I think 3 & 4 maybe different varieties of 1, all are very fragrant
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,020
    2 is Chaenomeles. you can cook with those apple-like fruits. I think the rest are Rhododendron/Azalea which I know nothing about
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,409
    2. Chaenomeles, I think. Often known as Japanese quince or, confusingly, just 'japonica'.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,067
    Agree with Nut.  Last garden was alkaline so can't help ID the azalea/rhodos either.
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,274
    Agree with above, the names Azalea and Rhododendron are sometimes applied to the same plant. The yello w one is probably A/R luteum which just means yellow.  Gorgeous smell, like those carnation buttonholes that were given to wedding guests 50 years ago.  Lucky you.
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,153
    edited 30 March
    1. And 2.   Azalea (  if it loses it's leaves in autumn/winter - and from the photos it looks like it does! ) 
    3. Chaenomeles japonica, as already stated
    4. Rhododendron (  if it remains evergreen throughout the year ) but it looks more like an Azalea to be honest and
    5. Azalea lutea (  if it loses it's leaves during autumn/winter) but if it keeps them, it might be a rhodo. 😀

    All rhododendrons are evergreen, whereas azaleas tend to be deciduous......although there are exceptions.    They are all classed by taxonomists in the genus 'Rhododendron'.
    Confuses the hell out of me!
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 74
    Thanks guys.
    Palmate leaf and flower shape did suggest Rhodi / Azaleas, but unfortunately the RHS plant finder is of limited use in this case, so was (am) hoping for someone to recognise them.
    The scent is exquisite especially 3. Wish I could move it near our seating area....
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 74
    5. I think this maybe Achillea ?

    6. This?

    7. This?

    8. This?

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,625
    I think 6 may be a salvia. 7 a myositis (forget me not).
  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 135
    I also thought achillea for 5, the one with yellow umbels, not a. millefolium, and a salvia for 6


  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,057
    Muddle-Up said:
    All rhododendrons are evergreen, whereas azaleas tend to be deciduous......although there are exceptions.    They are all classed by taxonomists in the genus 'Rhododendron'.
    Confuses the hell out of me!
    I think you're supposed to count the stamens - six or less and it's an azalea, ten or more it's a rhododendron. If there are seven, eight or nine, start again!
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