Woodland edge opposite gardens - area where garden refuse frequently thrown out
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I think that you may be right. In which case I got the scale wrong - I thought the leaves were about 2 inches long.
The common spring-flowering Spiraea is Spiraea x arguta.
What made me think this was that I have one the same but could not remember the latin name the one with loads of tiny white flowers right down the stem,it help if people would give a scale as photo's are deceptive
Thanks to you both.
The leaves were quite short - maybe an inch or two long but will measure them next time I'm there. A bit annoyed with myself for not noting scale on this occasion as I normally do so.
It didn't remind me of a Cotoneaster but they can of course be quite variable. Will look up Spiraea as I'm not familiar with this genus.
Lat/Lng: 51.6123, 0.0089
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