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medieval knievel
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: beating around the bushes (image heavy thread) Reply with quote

we've bought a house from someone who admitted that the gardens (front and back) are a bit overplanted with shrubbery. we'll be taking out a lot, but since the number of shrubs i can identify can be counted on one hand, i'm worried about taking out plants which are particularly nice or unusual.
so, if anyone can identify these for me, i'd be most grateful; worth pointing out that the previous owner had mentioned there was a distinct australian bias to the planting. a lot of them will be going (though i'll try to keep a good rootball if i can find a recipient!)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also!
i've just finished chopping back some leylandii which had gotten too big for its boots. it had swamped some plants beside it, including a bottle brush plant and an (i think) fuschia. is it OK to cut the bottle brush plant back to a stump, for it to grow back into a normal shape? as you can see, the leylandii did not do it any favours:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i'll have a bash at the ones i think i recognise Wink of course the far more knowledgeable peeps'll probably have to correct my mistakes lol but what the heck i'll give it a whirl Very Happy

D) Eucalyptus.
F) possibly variegated Weigela?
I) Pyracantha.
J) Pittosporum
N) Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'.
S) Euonymus.
T)Viburnum Tinus.
V) Hypericum.
W) Hebe, possibly 'Purple Queen' ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can add B and R to that list.
B is Sarcococca, also known as Christmas Box, because of its amazing midwinter perfume from those tiny little creamy flowers ( well worth keeping ! )
R is a Mahonia I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the sarcococca in the previous house too - prolific self-seeder!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez here goes.
A. Choisya ternata,
B. Sarcococca sp.
C, Eleagnus sp.
D, Euculyptus.
E. Viburnum sp.
F. Dogwood.
G. Senico. )Brachylogitis)
H. Euonymus.
I. Have to think about this.
J. Pittispornum.
K. Abelia chinensis.
L. Choisya axtec pearl.
M. Chiosya sp (I think)
N. another pic plz.
O. Chinese lantern tree. CRINODENDRON.
P. Lamium.
Q. Skimmia.
R. Mahonia
q. sKIMMIA
r. mAHONIA.
s. eUONYMUS EMERALD AND GAIETY.
T.Viburnum sp.
U, Skimmia
V. Hypericum.
W. Hebe.
X Conifer Not ny topic Maybe Juniper ill get back to you on this.
Y. get back to you on this,
Z. Abelia !. Get back to you.
". Abelia sp. Possible Edward goucher
Thats it off the top of my head see how i did.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I. Escellonia.
N Osmanthus
did'nt he do well you need to get silver surfer to have a look but im confident
Sarcococca is not a self seeder I only wish it was.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Osmanthus 9I think)
2. Viburnum
3 another pic plz
4 Pinus sp
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Mediaeval Knievel....in my last garden, my Sarcococca produced lovely berries and I used to find little plants all round the bed in succeeding years.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks all!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love these challenges but dont know them all here are the ones i am sure of.
a choisya sundance
b sarcococca (christmas box)
c ??
d eucalyptus gunnii
e ilex of some description
f dogwood
g senecio greyii
h euonymus
i escallonia
j pittisporum silver queen
k abelia
l hebe
m choisya ternata
n osmanthus burkwoodii
o crinodendron
p lamium
q skimmia
r mahonia
s euonymus emerald gaiety
t viburnum tinus
u magnolia ??
v hypericum hidcote
w hebe purple queen
x thuja
y ??
z abelia
1 osmanthus
2 viburnum davidii
3 ??
4 pinus
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now i just need to decide what stays and what goes. wildlife friendliness will be a big factor.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's the eucalyptus gone for starters.
No wildlife benefit whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
Well, that's the eucalyptus gone for starters.
No wildlife benefit whatsoever.


Unless you have any koalas knocking about. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooler wrote:
Sive wrote:
Well, that's the eucalyptus gone for starters.
No wildlife benefit whatsoever.


Unless you have any koalas knocking about. Very Happy


or budgies Smile
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