Can anyone tell me what these trees and bushes are?

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  1. Cedarhouse

    Cedarhouse Apprentice Gardener

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    Good morning all!

    Complete new to gardening and I plan to make my new garden beautiful.

    My garden is west facing so we only get sun in the morning. I have this row of trees and bushes along the front - but I don’t know what any of them are. Can anyone help?

    I love the wild flower look and I wondered if there are any flowers which would grow under these trees as we face them from the house and it would be brilliant to be looking at gorgeous flowers as well as trees. However of course they would basically be in the shade all day.

    Also I have the basket at the front door - any suggestions for what I could plant just now?

    Thank you so much :)

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  2. Redwing

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    Numbers 1 and 4 don't know; wait til they get some leaves. No 2 looks like Rhododendron Ponticum (not good) and 3 looks like holly.
     
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    No.4 looks like a Beech(Fagus) with a few leaves remaining from last year ; obviously well-clipped over the years hence the multitude of stems .
    As Redwing says , best wait for leaves to appear otherwise can be difficult to ID correctly .
    Hope this helps !:smile:
     
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    Plants for shade

    Sorry , didn't read the second half of your original post !
    Hope this helps too!!
     
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    I did wonder about beech or hornbeam for no 4.
     
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    4 does look like Beech to me too.
     
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