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Don't eat those 'currants'.
I can't see the shape of the plant but first guess is Solanum nigrum, black nightshade.
Where do you live Lola?
Garrya tends to get browned in cold winter winds here in East Anglia
I like it as it is I'd just prune off a few stragglers
As Hostafan says, the choice is yours. What would look more appropriate in your garden, a knarled, lichen covered tree or a bush of large purple leaves.
If you've got lots you could try some but they do get damaged in a hard winter.
I'd pot some on and protect them in the worst of weathers. coldframe or cold GH, they won't need heat.
Lots of things are blooming out of season this year but I haven't seen an oriental poppy in flower
Sorry flumpy. Been retired so long I forget about work
Your as normal as me Fairy
Not over the weekend they won't flumpy.