We moved into our new home last November, it is a new build and there were plants already planted in front of the house by the landscapers. We thought they were dead (they certainly looked it!) and we decided to wait until spring to see if they would rally.
The plants have thrived since we started getting warmer weather, but we're still none the wiser as to what they are. We didn't have much of a garden at our old house, but since the back garden here is lovely and big I'd like to start doing more in the garden, starting with caring for whatever these plants are properly!
This is the first plant, we have two of these which they have planted in a fairly shady area, they seem to be doing okay, but I'd love to know what they are so I can figure out whether to leave them there or move them somewhere more suitable.
This is the second plant, there are about 10 of these spread across the front of the house. I was hoping they would have flowered by now to make them easier to identify, but nothing yet. Although there seem to be small reddish leaves (possibly buds - they're very small at the moment) popping up on the larger plants.
Any help in identifying these plants would be very gratefully received. I've tried a couple of search engine type identifiers but I guess I'm not inputting the characteristics correctly, being a novice an' all [/img]