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blue-currant-bush--

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:58

Well, if it is its still  ribes. I would just thin out any old branches from the base to open it up a bit. The leaves certainly look like a currant. I don't suppose there's any possibility that fruit is attached to another plant growing underneath it?

 

blue-currant-bush--

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:48

Do the leaves stink?

blue-currant-bush--

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:47

As you said,californian black currant. A rare beast.

blue-currant-bush--

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:18

Blueberry or blackcurrant?

tool-of-the-day

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:08

support bars on the side- very useful for getting back up again instead of crawling round on all fours.

unsure-what-plant-this-is

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 15:51

The pods have seeds in but growing wisteria from seed is usually a waste of time as they can take donkeys years to flower.

As Bob says. nows the time to prune all the long wispy shoots back.

my-lobelia-is-being-destroyed

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 14:23

Slugs or snails.

making-use-of-my-bamboo

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 14:22

If you want to use them for BBQ, then you can soak the skewers in water first to stop them burning too quickly. But marshmallows should be ok.

please-can-anyone-id-this-plant

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 14:03

Looks like a lacecap hydrangea

dwarf-red-dahlia---keeping-it-advice

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:58

Its best to take cuttings in spring. Once they get hollow the stems won't root.

If you dig up your dahlia after the frost has blackened all the leaves, lay it on its side to dry a bit, and then store the tubers in a frost free place. This could be a shed or cellar. They don't need light until spring. If you have any cut surfaces dust with flowers of sulphur(also known as precipitated sulphur) to keep out fungal rot.  I pack them in dry old compost, but you could use damp peat,or even just wrap in newspaper. If they freeze they will die.

In spring, bring into light and warm , pot into new compost,  take basal cuttings from the new growth.

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