As this group is so helpful - please could someone identify some more plants?
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 ....
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 ...
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
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
The "Iris with purple flowers" is an Iris sibirica
Plant 5 looks like snowberry, Symphoricarpus
Plant 8 is phlox
I believe this is variegated...so may be Lonicera nitida Lemon Beauty.
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
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.