It tears your skin off doesn't it, Obelixx
All sorts of interesting things might turn up
It looks quite young. It will be worth waiting for. The best plants are the ones that start slowly and build up
Prunus laurocerasus, Laurel. Massive and hard to keep small and attractive.
I think that would help a lot KoG
It's not dark yet
punkdoc seems to know what they are
It could be a salvia, the shape is right
Horse Chestnut for me as well.
If it's going to flower this year there will be flower buds now. Can you see any?