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Hi there. My family and I have just bought our first house and it comes with a huge, well established garden. The previous owner has helped us to identify a few of the plants but I wondered if anyone out there can help with the attached photos. There are loads so I am sorry but any help would be gratefully accepted. Advice on the name of the plant plus any tips for their care would be fabulous. Thank you.....
 

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Welcome to Gardening Forums

I'm veg and wildflowers department myself, but pic 5 looks like a Fatsia :)
 
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Welcome to the forums.
May I suggest one pic in each thread...start a new thread once first answered.
There are multiple plants in most pics and this could get very unwieldy.
 
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A lovely garden! I agree with the others - hard to give answers with so many different plants in each pic. I saw grape ivy, hostas, coral bells (I think), wood ferns, rhododendrons (maybe)...can you get with the previous owner again for a walk-through?
 
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Lucky that the previous owners have left such a nicde garden for you. As most have suggested you could tackle one plant at a time.
 
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I will only do one pic for now 155928.
Comprehensive accurate answers to so many plants take time!

Suggest you delete other 9 images and start again as my suggestion earlier.

It looks like Hydrangea anomala subsp petiolaris...a climbing hydrangea.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hydrangea+anomala+subsp.+petiolaris,&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=qiVkVaqrC8K9UZeygYgD&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

Growing/pruning tips are easily found on the UK site belonging to the Royal Horticultural Society.....RHS

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=122

The RHS also have a forum ...which you may find helpful as most members live in the UK and are therefore used to growing conditions in Britain.

http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/

On the ground are ferns....shade loving plants.
I would not dream of trying to give an accurate id from a pic.
 
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160124. 2nd on left.

1. Dwarf clipped hedge is Buxus sp..common name Box.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=BUXUS&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cGpkVcLcKPD9sAS3n4PYBw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=88

2. Yellow flowered shrub...this is a deciduous Rhododendron...commonly called Azalea. Some have wonderful scent.
There are many named cultivars.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=deciduous+azalea+yellow&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LWtkVZbjDamIsQTk2oGwDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

3. Variegated leaf belongs to Polygonatum...common name Solomons seal.
Possibly one called Polygonatum odaratum variegatum.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=polygonatum+odoratum+variegatum&biw=1536&bih=728&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=gmtkVfX6PMbmsAT2zIHIBA&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

4. Plant yet to flower is an Aquilegia sp. Common name Columbine.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=aquilegia&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=7mtkVcW6BbONsQSppID4BQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

5. Blue flowers...are Bluebellsl.
Probably the Spanish bluebell ....Hyacinthoides hispanica...OR a cross between the English and Spanish blue bell. Can become a thug.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hyacinthoides+hispanica&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=YGxkVYqMNNSNsQTkwYHYDA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

Maybe you see now why so many are hard to do in a lump!
 
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You are all very kind....and knowledgeable...thank you, particularly Silver Surfer. I have another 42 photos of different plants in the garden so this could take some time.. Its nice to have some sources of info. Thank you. Novice 23.
 
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Novice23 - I am in a similar situation as my husband and I have lived in our new home for a year. It nearly killed me to wait, but I would encourage you to patient and not disturb your beautiful garden until you have a good grasp on what is growing and how to maintain it. We moved into this house in the fall and had to cool our heels to discover what was weed, what were trained blooms, and what we would like to change. You are at a distinct advantage in that the previous owners can guide you. Our previous owners were already far gone in another state. It is quite an adventure! Good luck!
 
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