Too many trees?

We have inherited a garden where previous owners seem to have been on a mission to get as many trees and shrubs into one bed as physically possible.

Even to my inexperienced eye, there are too many, but the question is, which can/should be moved and when?

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,986

    What are they? Are they all worth moving/keeping? 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,469

    I'd keep the holly and clip it into a decent pyramid shape, and I'd keep the one on the left - looks like a pear - and get rid of the rather mediocre prunus-looking red leaved one in the middle. 

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Sorry, photos went a bit wrong.

    Right to left:

    Cherry

    No idea, we think it might be a plum

    Laurel

    Magnolia?

    Holly

    Rose, Queen Elizabeth

    Pear (or might be apple)

    Hydrangea

    Another rose, don't know species

    Apple (or pear, if the other one is an apple).

     

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    I would keep the fruit trees and see what they are.....they may be good ones.

  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Thanks all.

    I love magnolia and I was very excited to find one, but I'm not sure it's got enough room there (it's the small tree between the laurel and the holly) and although it's a sheltered spot, it's not particularly sunny. Would it do better in a patio pot or we have a raised bed in full sun in front of the back fence, (although it's not ready for planting yet)?

    Should I wait until it's finished flowering before attempting to move it?

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    Don't move any trees now as they are all growing.  Digging them up now will probably kill them, wait until autumn. 

  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Cool, will wait. Thanks.

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