No 3 and close up
Sorry they're upside down!
3/4 LOOKS LIKE A BAY LAUREL. HAVE YOU SNIFFED THE LEAVES? DO THEY SMELL NICE?
6/7 LOOKS LIKE A PHLOX.
1 looks like an aucuba
Could 2 be sophora?
Or - if it has thorns - rosa moyesii??
Wow, you guys are amazing! Thank you
Yes Liriodendron, No 2 has thorns. I hope it is a rose.
I have some more to follow- for some reason the pictures wouldn't upload so I'll try again ...
No.5 looks like spanish bluebells, foliage dying back for summer;
No.7 could possibly be Hemerocallis dumortieri??? Lovely yellow flowers if so.
Sorry, meant to say - if no.2 is a rose, it could conceivably be a different "species" one and not moyesii. 'Canary Bird', for instance, also has a lot of leaflets like that.
Thanks Liriodendron, I love roses so it will be a nice surprise waiting for it to flower
No.5, as stated is a bamboo and looks to me as if it could be Fargesia sp. 'Rufa'. If so you're very lucky as it's a lovely plant, growing to about 2 - 2.5 metres. But most importantly it doesn't spread uncontrollably like many other bamboos.