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A note of habitat would help, any further pictures, a sense of scale...
How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
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Woodland habitat. A bush with no leaves at the moment. I don't have other images. Size is around 3 mm. I suspect it has grown from a garden cutting.
for the additional info, I'm afraid it still doesn't help!
It's a beautiful photo, but if that is 3mm then really I'd need a photo of the whole plant to get a better idea of what it is.
(Guess that's the difference between photos that are lovely to look at, and those which help get an ID.)
Thanks for trying.
I will return to the bush at some point.
My first thoughts on seeing this was Elaeagnus. The rough scaliness of the opening bud and stem suggest it maybe one of the deciduous Elaeagnus species, maybe E. umbellata or E. commutata.
Perhaps if possible you could return to the location later and take some more photo's when the leaves and better still its flowers have appeared.
Lat/Lng: 52.3617, -2.2504
OS grid ref: SO830737