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As this group is so helpful - please could someone identify some more plants?

ren.bren.b Posts: 128
I've got a big garden and basically been winging it so far but desperate to learn how to care for the plants I have (been trying to find a knowledgeable gardener for years) with little success.  If these can be identified I can start to look them up and hopefully learn how to care for them a bit more .... these are some of the plants in this border. 

I have two triangular raised beds, a large rockery round the front and a pond with stream. I need to identify just about everything in them all but going to take it a section at a time to stop my head from exploding .... :D:smile:

I found cards for some of the plants but I don't know what plant no.3 is, think no.4 could be a Spiraea. 

No idea what plant numbers 5 and 8 are either - plant 8 looks like it's about to flower - it seems quite happy under the shade of the Ceanothus.

I planted a Ceanothus not realising how big it would grow - it is MASSIVE and I have no idea if it should be trimmed or how to do it.  I think that's a 'Silver Queen) underneath that seems to be leaning and I'm wondering if this is because it wants more light, should I trim that side of the Ceanothus? (see last photo).

Any advice for any of them would be so much appreciated ... <3




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  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    Forgot to start with the beginning of the 'border' - I think the first one is a type of variegated euonymus (the lower branches have started to revert) and have grown really big due to my lack of pruning knowledge - next to those are what I think are Iris, they give off beautiful purple flowers then totally flop over in winter - I just cut them right down but no idea if this is correct ..
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,149
    Need close ups of those last 2 in pic  :)
    Better to just have about 4 plants per post too - it gets quite difficult scrolling back and forth otherwise.
    However, 3 is shrubby honeysuckle -Lonicera nitida, and 4 is a Spirea, although the pic isn't very clear. Possibly Anthony Waterer, but there's one or two with yellower foliage - Gold Mound is one.  5 looks like a spirea too, although a different variety from 4. Probably one of the ones with white flowers - Snowmound or similar.
    The Pyracanthas all look largely the same unless seeing the fruits, and even then - there's several that are virtually identical. All are maintained the same way though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    I think the Euonymus is 'Bravo' rather than 'Silver Queen'
    The "Iris with purple flowers" is an Iris sibirica
    Plant 5 looks like snowberry, Symphoricarpus
    Plant 8 is phlox
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,688
    edited July 2021
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,688
    edited July 2021


    See also above.

    5. Quote   rachelQrtJHBjb ......Plant 5 looks like snowberry, Symphoricarpos.
    That can be ruled out as leaves on that are opposite...see pics below

    Possibly Spiraea.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    I think the Euonymus is 'Bravo' rather than 'Silver Queen'
    The "Iris with purple flowers" is an Iris sibirica
    Plant 5 looks like snowberry, Symphoricarpus
    Plant 8 is phlox

    Oh yes, just googled the Bravo and mine definitely looks like that - the way it is growing upright - they're quite expensive!  So grateful for this info, going to add the names to my sheet so I can look them all up. That phlox disappears completely in winter.
  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    Silver Surfer - thank you!!! Definitely looks like a lemon beauty ... I did take a closer pic ....  What is the best tool to trim this down and should I wait until autumn or spring?
  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    Fairy Girl - thank you!!  (You've helped me before ...) No.3 above really looks like the lemon beauty (after comparing pics online) - I do have a better pic of no.4 (spirea).  Are all the plants in the same group treated in the same way even though they have their own specific names?  Well, apart from clematis/hydrangea that have different groups.
    I will get some better pics of the first two (possible Eunonymus/Iris).

  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    I think this might be my spirea?  Golden Princess - looks very similar - the leaves on mine are more golden than the photo I first posted above.

  • ren.bren.b Posts: 128
    THANK YOU so much for taking the time to reply and sharing your knowledge - really appreciate it! :)
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