Could someone tell me what these two trees/bushes are please? (1 General and 1 close up photo of each)
First one looks like Elaeagnus × ebbingei - it should have quite nasty thorns on the older brancheshttp://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/elaeagnus--ebbingei/classid.3772/
2nd one - not sure, possibly a stone-fruit of some sort
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Excellent thank you Pete! It does indeed have very long thorns. Do you know if it's poisonous? I trimmed it yesterday and not have a very sore scratchy throat.
As for the second tree. It's never had fruit on it. But one year it did grow these funny flower/buds in the spring. Only once in 6 years though.
No that I know of Tom. I had a big one in my garden that I removed a few years ago, my arms looked like I had a fight with Edward Scirrorhands, but no sore throat. You didn't swallow any thorns did you
I didn't but it certainly feels like it! My arms aren't looking to great now either! The leaves seemed to be covered in a yellowy dust (maybe pollen) so that could have done the trick. The tree was very dense so I guess the wind couldn't get in and blow it all off.
The 2nd pic looks like a catkin of some sort, so it could be a willow.You may be able to match it looking at the photos here-
Hope your throat is better soon