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I recently moved to my new home where the previous owner was a keen gardener. Unfortunately im not very talented in that area and I also also have no idea what any of them are as havnt seen them in summer. I was wondering if anyone could identify them? Names is fine I can google the rest

Thanks again!















1. Pieris japonica

2. Primrose

3. Possibly an Acer but maybe something else.

4. Rose

5. Primrose

I agree with all of the above, except nr 3. I think that is an astilbe .


I thought astilbe for 3


no 3 looks same as our Astilbe



Me too. 

There's a lot of yellow leaf about, do pieris and astilbe come in yellow or are they deprived of nutrition?


Thanks everybody!!!!  Im not sure they have always been that colour as far as I know...

The rose and the astilbe look fine to me, new foliage often has a yellow or bronzy tinge. Astilbes like damp soil and some shade. The primroses have finished flowering and will die bac a little to a rosette of leaves. They also appreciate a little shade and don't like to dry out completely. They will flower again next spring.

The pieris though looks like it is suffering - the yellowing could be because of the wrong compost or lack of nutrients or too much sun exposure . It needs acid soil and as it is in a pot it will need ericaceous compost. It would probably be happier in the ground as long as your soil is not too alkaline - you will need to do a soil test to find out, or ask a more knowledgeable neighbour. It also likes shade for a good part of the day. If you can repot it and give it a little TLC, it will reward you with brightly coloured new leaves through spring and summer, stay evergreen in winter and have bunches of creamy white flowers in spring.


Ah, Astible. I knew it was unlikely to be a rarish cultivator of Acer but could not quite think what perennial the leaf was.

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