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Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:58

Having looked at suggestion of Salix/Willow I would say 2 and 3 are probably that. In which case they will be coming out! Thanks for the help everyone. Really really usful as usual


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:52

Silver surfer, thank you so much. That looks exactly what it is. I havent noticed any scent yet, but flowers are out quite yet.


Any ideas on the other 2? x


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:07

Addict says trees, Nutcutlet says not trees... Eek. Any more ideas? x


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:18

Please can anyone help us identify these? We are not sure if they are trees (in which case we will get rid!) All are about 4 foot tall at moment.

Plant 1:

  Plant 2:

 Plant 3:


Callistemon only has a few flowers

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:41

We have a fair sized callistemon but it has only produced about 4 flowers in all. The rest of the plant looks pretty healthy, lots of new growth at the ends of every shoot/branch, and from the abundance of old seed pods it looks as if it usually flowers a lot. So why not this year? Is it meant to be pruned? Should we prune the old seed pods off? Its such a shame as it would have been so pretty.

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:16

Hooray! Not just me then

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 10:54

No chicken manure liggy lol. 


I'm liking the recipes and drinks ideas


My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:08

Red gooseberries? Wow, they sound nice. Might have to try growing some next year in place of the blackcurrants. Will definately try them cooked though... Will hunt for some recipes today 

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:15

Its not just an after taste Addict, its a 'during' taste lol. My mum just tasted them and said they are meant to taste like that! Well if that's the case I'm replacing them next year! 


I will try cooking them in something sweet Fidget & Welsh.. it would be such a shame to waste them all. They are definately blackcurrants... the leaves smell very blackcurranty.


Maybe I just have weird tastebuds... or weird soil round here! 

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 09:04

So the blackcurrants we inherited are now looking nice and plump and black... the only issue is that they taste disgusting! I'm not actually sure that I've ever tasted a fresh blackcurrant before (amazingly) but I'm pretty sure they're meant to taste sweet or maybe tart but FRUITY. These ones have the most unusual flavour and all I can liken them to is meat, more specifically chicken! Is this normal? Is there a variety that's meant to taste this way? Have I done something wrong with them? I am very perplexed as there are hundreds of the things!! 

Discussions started by green fingered finch

Transplanting a Leycesteria (Himalayan Honeysuckle)

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What is eating my redcurrants?

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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 18:42

What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 10:16

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Help identifying needed  
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 09:06

Anyone know the name of this?

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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 16:25

Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

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Callistemon only has a few flowers

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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 19:51

Help! My blackcurrants are splitting

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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 09:15

Fruit cages - DIY options?

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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 17:45

Apple tree problem - advice needed

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Help needed identifying plants!

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