I didn't know that myth Philippa. There was a lovely mature specimen in Essex where i used to work.
Mine is only about 4 years from seed so a little way to go yet
They grow in East Anglia as well, I know some mature ones.
When the flower comes you'll see why the names are bawdy AL
The species Pyrus communis have vicious thorns, does that get used for grafting?
Cercis siliquastrum, Judas tree.
The first looks like an aucuba seedling and the purple one is a hebe
That's a start and a bump up
I would check the base of the trunk to make sure they haven't already been damaged. Any bark rubbed away and I wouldn't keep them.
I can see what Verdun means as well. What sort of garden are you going to make? Will the trees be an asset or a nuisance?
Plant them, they may do OK and flower next year.
Don't keep them til autumn. Bin them if they'll take up too much space in your garden.
Fritillaria imperialis, crown imperials. I like to sniff the bulbs.
and Phuopsis stylosa, the smell of the foliage, similar type of smell.
and honeysuckle, sarcococca, daphne,
lots of stuff but not philadelphus or privet