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Few I.D's and advice please

Hi there, first of all can anybody please help with identifying these below

1. This photo was taken early autumn

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2. This is around 10ft and has large clusters of red berries early summer i believe it was you can just about make out the stems they were attached to.

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3. This one is a tree I've struggled to identify

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.4 This has appeared after clearing away some shrubs is it anything worth keeping?

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.5 Another shrub I can't identify

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.6 This one is grown up against a wall currently in flower in winter

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7. Finally when would be the best time to trim a small beech hedge like this grown down a fence line to encourage it to thicken out?

also can anybody recommend safe herbicide to keep the grass and weeds down around the base without wiping out the trees?

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Thanks for the help!

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,817

    2 looks like the tree Cotoneaster cornubia. 4 looks like Hypericum. You can prune your hedge in the Spring but as it still appears to be quite young do not prune it too severely. I agree with aym about the honeysuckle but I'm sorry that I don't recognise the others.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,361

    I think 1 is a berberis, Is it spiny?

    if 2 has red berries in early summer it's none of the cotoneasters, Might be a viburnum, a few more pics might help

    3 need a pic that clearly shows the shape of leaves and the twigs. Is it in leaf now?

    4 is hypericum as stated, hard to say which at this point

    5 needs more pics, stems and bark as well, 

    6 is either a Lonicera x purpusii cultivar or Lonicera frangrantissima. Probably the first as seems to have some leaves with the flowers which mine does, whereas the other doesn't.

  • Thanks all, looking at pictures think you're right about 1. berberis, 4. hypericum and the 6. lonicera.

    Number 2 I'll have to return with when it's berries and leaves re-appear they're tight sort of clusters remind me of a arum italicum sort of tight bunch of berries but on a shrub.

    Number 3 has lost all its leaves now It was autumn I believe when I took the picture so I'll try again with that one.

    Same again with number 5 the bark is pretty smooth but I'll try some more detailed pics when the leaves re-appear.

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    There's no safe herbicide, just plain weedingimage

  • If you clear away the weeds in a line along the hedge, you could then mulch the area with wood chip, or bark or leaf mould if you have any. Maintain a mown edge on the grass, even if you want it as a meadow area, so that you can spot and deal with any incursions. After a few years the hedge will produce enough shade and deplete the soil enough to control most of the weeds naturally. Beechwoods often don't have much ground cover except fallen leavesimage

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422

    Could 3 be Sorbus aria, Whitebeam?  5 might be a spiraea, perhaps.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,361

    I think you're right re 3 Liri

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