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EdlontonEdlonton LondonPosts: 59

I have 4 plants in my garden that I don't know their names. Could anybody help me? Thank you.

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  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125

    1. Not sure.

    2. Euonymus but don't know which one.

    3. Fatsia

    4. Palm but don't know which one.

  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,214

    1. looks like a Camilia 

    4. Trachycarpus?

  • EdlontonEdlonton LondonPosts: 59

    Thank you for all the previous answers.It helps a lot.

    This is the full size picture of Plant 1. Maybe it will show better the leaves.

     

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  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    1. Could be a Camelia

    2. No sure

    3. Fastia

    4. Fan Palm
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    2. Could be Eunymous but partly pruned to a standard which is unusual
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,362

    I think 4 might be chamaerops humilis

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    First one does look like  a Camellia, and I'd agree with the next two- Euonymous and Fatsia, but is the last one a Trachycarpus?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125

    1. I agree with Perki and Greenfingers. The leaves are right for Camellia.

  • EdlontonEdlonton LondonPosts: 59

    So if the first one is Camellia should I be expecting flowers in some point? what a surprise! It has been very neglected all winter (we moved just a couple of months ago and the plant was already here). Any tips to keep it healthy? Thank you.

  • Hi Edlonton, I keep all my camellias in pots because am on alkaline soil. To keep them at their best, here's what I do:

    At this time of year, scrape off about 1-2 inches of the top soil in the container. Put down timed release ericaceous fertiliser according to instructions and then top-dress with (this is key) John Innes ericaceous compost--it must be soil-based. When it gets well into growth you can prune to improve the shape.

    The other key thing is that the flower buds form in July-September. At that time the plant needs a watering can full of seaweed fertilising solution every week and it must never be allowed to get dry during the six weeks from August into early September, or all its buds fall off. Yours looks a bit yellow and has probably suffered rather last summer, so I'm afraid you won't get any flowers this spring unless you can already see opening buds. But treated this way you should have a crop next year. Proof: here's my three year old Camellia 'Donation'.

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     As to your other plants, the palm is definitely Trachycarpus fortunei. The variegated thing is probably (your photos are awfully small) a quarter standard form of Euonymus japonica, with some reversion (the plain green bit) that needs cutting right out. As others have said no. 3 is a Fatsia.

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