Last few mystery plants in my garden - Help please...
Since we moved into our new house last year I've been slowly tackling the overgrown garden.
The lady who was here before mowed the lawn and that was all, so for 20 years or so things had grown wild. When we arrived it was covered in ivy, bamboo and weeds.
Since then I've cleared and cut back a lot, and I know quite a few of the plants but could really do with some help on the remainder. I don't want to remove any of these until I know if they are nice plants to keep.
Thanks in advance - if you can name one or more of these:
1. The first mystery plant is a gangley spikey shrub growing on the border.
And below is a close up of the leaves:
2. My second plant is right next to this one. In fact It is growing into number 1 so I may need to remove one of them. Which is better to keep?
And a close up of that one:
3. The next one (below) is a tree that is right next to a Hawthorn. The two are growing out of the same space in the ground so I didn't even realise there were two separate trees there until recently.
One of these trees will have to go. I'm inclined to keep the Hawthorn and get rid of the other one. What do you think?
And a closer shot of the same one:
Any help naming the above would be much appreciated!