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We're working on our front garden, inherited last year. One section along the neighbour's fence is particularly wild. We cut a lot back last year but it's sprouted again. There's a hawthorn & rowan tree in one corner which seem to be worth keeping and attract the birds.
We don't know what the other plants are, if there's anything worth keeping or what to plant if we attempt complete removal. The fence faces north and we would prefer to see plants there. It's also a windy spot and we have very alkaline soil.
Any advice or plant or weed identification would be really very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Hi Moira, I could do with a closer look at individual plants, leaf, bark, flowers if there are any
I can see some Elder there, but to be honest I can't make out enough detail on the photos. I would take out the elder if it was my garden, but some people like it.
Thanks for the responses - I will post some more detail of the particularly concerning plants. Is the tall tree an elder?
Hi again - this is the most virulent plant
And here's another plant - this one is starting to produce very small pink flowers
The pic you posted at 19.58 looks like snowberry see http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/11587.shtml . I have inherited some and it seems pretty inclined to grow new ones. I've just taken out a load but kept one for the winter berries.
Thanks - yes it did have white berries on it in the winter. That's really helpful
I'd agree Kirsty and the other looks like a buddleia.
Also on the extreme right of the very first pic a flowering currant
and on the extreme L of the 2nd pic maybe a perennial sweet pea
That's very helpful - thank you. Starting to build up a picture of what's there now.
On your second photo Moira I think I can see a Sycamore. You need to remove it now whilst it still small enough to be done easily.