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11/04/2014 at 17:04

am recovering from a long term illness, and hubby discovered this.  I think I planted it about 5 years ago. Its with other fruit bushes and trees.  Can anyone help me.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42070.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42066.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

11/04/2014 at 17:14

Not 100% but looks like it could be a currant bush,

11/04/2014 at 17:29

Definitely a currant of some sort, looks similar to the ornamental ones. You'll only know when it fruits

11/04/2014 at 17:39

Ribes sanguineum or possibly Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.  A flowering currant - ornamental, not grown for fruit.  They do produce currants which are edible, but not pleasant.. 

11/04/2014 at 17:48

I agre with Dove...   A Ribes, an ornamental shrub and not grown from fruit.     A lovely flower!

11/04/2014 at 20:40

Thanks guys, at least I know now.

12/04/2014 at 00:55

my neighbour has a flowering currant and it is gorgeous, how do I take a cutting off it?

12/04/2014 at 03:07

I think it could be an ornamental Ribes. My fruiting ones are way behind that, but the ornamental one, in shade and getting more frost is much more advanced, although not quite opening it's buds yet. I'm in Ayrshire, not far from coast. We get frosts and lots of wind.

12/04/2014 at 06:46
dotthepot wrote (see)

my neighbour has a flowering currant and it is gorgeous, how do I take a cutting off it?

Straghtforward hardwood cuttings will be fine - as here  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=387 

12/04/2014 at 07:22

Oh, perfect.  I've seen that around at the moment and was wondering what it was.  Just looked it up; pity it doesn't flower for longer.

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