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Ang1eAng1e Posts: 27

I have a small garden and have a number of trees / shrubs that I have been unable to identify.  Can anyone offer any ideas of the best way to do this.  I have tried a number of sites including RHS Find a Plant but have had no luck.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Kind regards,




  • jpsbcfcjpsbcfc Posts: 50

    if you post pics on here someone will id them for you I would think

  • Ang1eAng1e Posts: 27

    Thanks jpsbcfc, I'll get snapping and post ASAP.

  • In one of the garden magazines they told about a site called leafsnap,make sure when you go on it you put in the country you live.

    its for a I.pad you take a picture of the leaf and it should give you all the details of the plant or tree. 

  • Ang1eAng1e Posts: 27

    Thanks to jpsbcfc and Chrissy the gardener for your suggestions.  Chrissy: Unfortunately I do not have an ipad so was unable to use leafsnap, though it does look interesting I shall have to wait until they create an Android version.

    Here are a couple of photos of the first plant I would like to identify.  The first is an overview and the second is a leaf close-up.  I think it has white flowers which eventually turn into round, green seed pods. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of these. 




    Thanks for any help.  Angie

  • It looks like a Laurel

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,199

    Hi Angie. It might be an Eleagnus. If the undersides of the leaves are silvery in colour then that is a distinct possibility.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    I think Chrissie is right, laurel. Prunus laurocerasus.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024

    +1 Prunus laurocerasus. Not a plant I like, I must say!

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    Nor me Papi Jo, I wish I'd never planted them

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863

    Blackbirds seem to like them for nesting in image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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