Forum home Plants

Can anyone tell me what type of plants these are?

BeczillaBeczilla Posts: 7

I recently moved to my new home where the previous owner was a keen gardener. Unfortunately im not very talented in that area and I also also have no idea what any of them are as havnt seen them in summer. I was wondering if anyone could identify them? Names is fine I can google the rest image Thanks again!




















  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    1. Pieris japonica

    2. Primrose

    3. Possibly an Acer but maybe something else.

    4. Rose

    5. Primrose

  • kleipieperkleipieper Posts: 563

    I agree with all of the above, except nr 3. I think that is an astilbe image.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I thought astilbe for 3

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    no 3 looks same as our Astilbe

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    Me too. 

    There's a lot of yellow leaf about, do pieris and astilbe come in yellow or are they deprived of nutrition?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BeczillaBeczilla Posts: 7

    Thanks everybody!!!!  Im not sure they have always been that colour as far as I know... image

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,408

    The rose and the astilbe look fine to me, new foliage often has a yellow or bronzy tinge. Astilbes like damp soil and some shade. The primroses have finished flowering and will die bac a little to a rosette of leaves. They also appreciate a little shade and don't like to dry out completely. They will flower again next spring.

    The pieris though looks like it is suffering - the yellowing could be because of the wrong compost or lack of nutrients or too much sun exposure . It needs acid soil and as it is in a pot it will need ericaceous compost. It would probably be happier in the ground as long as your soil is not too alkaline - you will need to do a soil test to find out, or ask a more knowledgeable neighbour. It also likes shade for a good part of the day. If you can repot it and give it a little TLC, it will reward you with brightly coloured new leaves through spring and summer, stay evergreen in winter and have bunches of creamy white flowers in spring.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    Ah, Astible. I knew it was unlikely to be a rarish cultivator of Acer but could not quite think what perennial the leaf was.

Sign In or Register to comment.