Posted: 14/09/2016 at 10:26
I think the first is one of the variegated abelias
Not everything needs a lot of trimming and pruning. I'd let those grow for a while. They're not the sort of plant that looks good pruned to a shape and you'll probably not get flowers
The second could well be a very sad hebe, the stems look right the leaves are the wrong colour. They may improve with the new compost. I wouldn't keep that one.