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19/12/2013 at 15:03

Firstly...Happy Christmas!

 

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Now to business  I saw this beauty in the park today - the photo doesn't do it justice really, but the branches are almost silver in the light and beautiful against a water backdrop.

Was wondering what it might be - anyone know?

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Thank you 

19/12/2013 at 16:07

Any chance you could go back and take a close-up of a branch, one of any leaves remaining (or on the ground) and I think I can see some hazel-like catkins - a pic of those as well.

It's clearly a shrub with a weeping habit. I did think of Rubus cockburnianus, but it's not that. 

Oh, and Happy Christmas to you as well!

19/12/2013 at 16:11

Thanks LG 

I couldn't get any closer because off Keep off Grass signs and rubbish camera phone!

No leaves I could see remaining, no. May have to wait tip Spring or when no one's watching and climb over fence...

19/12/2013 at 18:37

It's a snowman jess.   

A closer picture would help with second 

KEF
19/12/2013 at 19:11

Verdun you are sillier than me.

19/12/2013 at 19:13

Hee hee hee. I am, I am I am 

19/12/2013 at 19:53

Hi Jess, I think it is Rubus Cockburnianus, if it,s like a sprawly blackberry bush with prickles it is. Happy Christmas everyone xxx

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