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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!! 

Help! My blackcurrants are splitting

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:15

Ah ok.. should I be watering them then?  I wasnt sure what constituted a 'dry spell', given the tendancy for rain. 

Help! My blackcurrants are splitting

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:02

I have noticed that some of my blackcurrants have gone purple (as if ripening) and have split, exposing the seeds inside. Some others have also gone purple but have shrivelled up. The rest of the berries are still green and nowhere near ripe. What's happening? Do I need to take any action? 

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:52

Oooh I have them too and I think its purple toadflax. They might be a bit weed-like but they look really pretty so who cares! 

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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

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