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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:17

was his friend called Jack?


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:16

I think you mean ethylene, blackest, not acetylene.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:39

Lidl compost is rubbish this year. I sieved 8l of rubbish lumps out of a 35 l bag.including a 3inch nail.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 21:38

There is a checklist on the gardeners world website. This is blatant advertising.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 07:35

ribes sanguineum is most obvious . I got distracted by the berries. Ribes bracteosum should have stinky leaves.  I've never seen a flowering currant fruit before but the fruit is supposed to taste awful. I suppose the best thing to do is wait until it flowers next year.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:55

That's the sort. Only the other way up, it splayed under t he weight

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:49

Evening all.

I've had a good soak in the bath, so squeaky clean for work tomorrow. Fingernails not perfect after 3days gardening.lots cut down,shredded,planted lots of foxgloves plugs and watered in. Bet I t rains tomorrow.

How did the bbq marshmallows go ,nut?' 

I managed to get cuttings off hidcote giant lavender, also yellow and purple wallflower. Sowed more salad leaves. Lifted Bedford champion onions. The kelsae are going to be woppers.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:16

Sounds like you have some rarities. Go slow until you are sure what you want to keep.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:13

Normally you take out  the oldest third each year.most currants fruit on second year wood. If you cut it right down you would not get any flowers next year. They could be interesting!



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?


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