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Identifying plants...help needed

Hey I'm currently doing my garden up. Not long moved into our house.

I have seen a local advert a lady who wants her garden cleared etc. Just wondered if you can help me identify these plants and if out feel they would be worth the time and effort digging them up to pop into my garden. I have quit a lot of borders to plant up. 

 

Many thanks 

 

helen

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  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 327

    I think the first and last ones are hebes. Not sure how well they will transplant.

  • Hey, yeah thought they were. 

    hmm I wonder if it's worth a shot or not lol. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,447

    The golden leaved shrub is a Choisya and mine is just about ready for flowering. Like Marygold says these will probably not transplant too well. However, if these plants are going for free I would be prepared to risk it. Take plenty of soil with the roots and after re planting I think I would sacrifice the flowers and give them a trim. Make sure they are watered well throughout the summer and keep fingers crossed. Definitely worth a gamble! Good luck whatever you decide to do.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • They are all good shrubs Helen - amazing that the lady wants to clear them - you could definitely give it a go with each of them - might be worth cutting them back a bit or just getting as much of their root ball out as possible and transplant immediately to their new homes - make their holes bigger than the root-ball so the roots can grow out quicker, more easily - and I would put some phosphorus in the hole - just a little, mixed with a bit of organic matter/rotted leaf-mould/compost to just help them a long - but not too much - and water very well - continue to water well until happily re-established (but don't over do it).

    Top and bottom are Hebes, it looks like you might have Choisya there and Cistus - good shrubs.  Best of Luck !

     

  • Thanks so much guys. She is stating that she is happy to take 5 pound per shrub or prob alot less if more taken. Brilliant.

     

    i think I'll give it a shot may aswell, not got much to lose and will save me a fortune if they do take. image 

    yeah she wants it cleared as she isn't into gardening. Kind lady x 

  • Excellent - go for it then Helen !!! Best of luck - let us know how you get on. 

    (My facebook page is Jacqueline Pratt, Professional Gardening Services)

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,447

    Ha ha Jacqueline - as a retired science teacher I am EXTREMELY worried about your advice to put phosphorus in the planting hole. I am hoping you mean something less dangerous.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Sorry Ladybird4?  Phosphorus helps with root establishment - through cell-division - meaning as part of a gardening fertiliser widely available?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,447

    Phosphorus in its pure form is a highly volatile material that reacts violently with water. In the form of phosphates it is a useful plant food.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 31

    photo number 5 is a bay tree. Smell the leaves.

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