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owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
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
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 Posts: 27,295
    2 is Chaenomeles. you can cook with those apple-like fruits. I think the rest are Rhododendron/Azalea which I know nothing about

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,247
    2. Chaenomeles, I think. Often known as Japanese quince or, confusingly, just 'japonica'.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,626
    Agree with Nut.  Last garden was alkaline so can't help ID the azalea/rhodos either.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    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.
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
    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....
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
    5. I think this maybe Achillea ?

    6. This?

    7. This?

    8. This?

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,906
    I think 6 may be a salvia. 7 a myositis (forget me not).
  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    I also thought achillea for 5, the one with yellow umbels, not a. millefolium, and a salvia for 6

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    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!
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 968
    Thanks all,
    Amongst the perennials, there is Achillea and Salvia Caradonna, which I want to divide and distribute through the border, just wasn't sure which they were prior to flowering.
    Thanks for the confirmations.
    Anyone any idea on 8.?   
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