Help identifying these shrubs / plants

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  1. Chrislisi1982

    Chrislisi1982 Apprentice Gardener

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    I moved into a new house several months ago, I am yet to work out what some of the shrubs are in my garden and how to care for them, any help would be greatly appreciated!


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    2nd one is a Hebe and the 3rd is Hypericum, probably Hidcote
     
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    perfect thank you, any idea what kind of hebe? I googled it and there are quite a few and I can’t find any that look like my one!
     
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    Patty's Purple Hebe...maybe.
     
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    1st one is a Nandina domesatica
     
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    Thank you, is it not meant to look like mine then with long leggy branches? Should the leaves be closer to the ground?
    The problem I have is the house was an ex show home that was empty for a year before we moved in which meant no one tended to the garden and I haven’t a clue what most of it is and how aggressively I need to prune things and when!
     
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    The best time to prune nandina is in winter, when it is dormant. As far as how, the books recommend cutting about a quarter of the stems down to the ground. Then cut a third of the total stem height off one out of every four remaining stems.
     
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