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Is one of these a weed?

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Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 17:35:46

I've never known what these are and somebody told me the middle one could be a weed. The whole bush needs a good trim but if it's a weed then I will pull it all out. Thanks in advance I'm not very green fingered.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 17:40:25

Picture 1 is the whole bush, picture 2 is close up of the left and picture 3 Is a close up of the right. I will add a close up of the Middle one now.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 17:42:06

This is the middle one.

Peach1886 Sat 14-May-16 17:44:28

It's spotted laurel, not sure what the one on right is but they are all garden plants rather than weeds 😊

LetThereBeCupcakes Sat 14-May-16 17:44:39

Think the middle pic in your first post is a spotted laurel.

Whether the plants are weeds depends on if you want them or not!

InTheSandPit Sat 14-May-16 17:45:44

Left is a Laurel.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 17:47:31

Thanks. I wouldn't mind tidying it all up a bit.

neolara Sat 14-May-16 17:47:50

I'm not sure because picture is a bit blurred, but picture 1 looks like it might be a buddleia. Did it have purple or white flowers. The second looks like an aucuba. They're pretty imo. Definitely not a weed. Picture 3 I have in my garden but brain has gone temporarily blank.

InTheSandPit Sat 14-May-16 17:47:57

Too slow!
I recgonise all 3. Can't name the other 2 tho.
Don't think either is officially a weed. If you like them, trim and see what happens. If you dislike any of them, pull them out. Bet they come back anyway!!!

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 17:54:31

I think there's been purple flowers on one of them before, I cant remember which one.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 18:03:34

Last time I trimmed the middle one I ended up losing most of the leaves because the branches are so long and they only have the leaves on the very end. How do I combat that?

megantrainwreck Sat 14-May-16 18:07:29

Do you mean weed you smoke or weeds, unwanted plants that grow randomly?

For a minute I thought the police was going to get involved.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Sat 14-May-16 18:21:40

Hah ha can you imagine if it were that. I don't think my ignorance would get me off.

Ferguson Sat 14-May-16 19:44:09

The yellow one, I think could be spiraea 'Gold Flame' and will probably flower soon - little purple flowers possibly. You can prune it back if it gets too large.

Madbengalmum Sat 14-May-16 19:50:14

They all look like shrubs not weeds.

TheSteveMilliband Sat 14-May-16 19:58:26

I also think Third one is spiraea - was wanting to buy one. Lovely, bright leaves. If you pull it out can I have it?

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