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ErashaErasha Posts: 52
Hello all,

I moved home at the tail end of last year and inherited a much larger garden 👍, with a number of established shrubs and climbers. I'm not sure what they all are 👎, so not sure what needs cutting back at present. ID's and advice on cutting back would be greatly appreciated 😊
2-4 are all the same plant from different angles for ease of ID. Will post more once photograppe



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,879
    2 , 3 and 4 are all Clematis, I think. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,790
    1. Rhus typhinus aka Stags Horn Sumach ... dont prune or you will stimulate it to throw up suckers. 

    2,3 & 4 look like clematis to me. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi, how about Eccremocarpus scaber for No3.  Just a thought.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,045
    OP said '2- 4 are all the same plant from different angles' and it's a clematis - montana probably.
    You don't need to do anything to it Erasha, other than trim when necessary to keep it where you want it. It'll flower soon.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ErashaErasha Posts: 52
    Ah thank you, I did think it was a clem, but wasn't sure if it would enjoy a trim! Thank you all, and dovefromabove and fairygirl for the advice. More plant ID photos coming up later this week   :#
  • Resurrecting this as I've got a few shrubs that are looking rather sad that I'd like to know how to prune, but sadly I'm not sure what they are. I wonder how  much longer I can hide behind being a beginner for 🤪. I think one is a Wiegela Florida Variegeta ?

    Please also ignore my problems with bindweed and creeping elder, ongoing battle. 
  • Not sure of top one, but bottom looks like Hypericum which can be cut to the ground in late winter (I cut mine in February- Devon) and will then grow new shoots next summer.
  • Thanks @Loraine3, it's looking quite straggly at the moment, so would it much matter if I cut it back now?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    The top photo looks like Lysimachia Punctata variegated form. Probably dying down which is normal. 

    Lower photo, need another picture of some more branches. Is it woody around the base? 
  • Oh I should say, the second one had red flowers rather than yellow... 
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