hi a picture would be a great help. being a shrub i thought escallonia at first but the leaf description dosent match, it kind of sounds like rhododendron prunifolium but again not the right leaf shape, could they be hardy geranium (cranesbill)..well if you google any of these you can see for yourself...
also try viburnum bodnantense, im very curious to see what it is now!!
if you hover over the tree icon a bit to the right of the smiley faces then its easy after that
the tree icon in your textbox i should have said!!!
haha ribes one of my fav shrubs!!!!how did i not get that seeing as they are in full bloom right now!!!!