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Blackcurrant substitute

BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,492
Morning all,

This was all that was in the pot labelled as a blackcurrant that I received recently. I'm guessing that it isn't as advertised. I know it's only small but does anybody know what it might be? It has red stems at the moment.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    edited 2 April
    Willowherb …how much did you pay for that?! 😂 

    Ive got lots I can send you … all you have to do is pay £1 plus P&P. 

    Shh folks … think I’ve found a way to make my fortune 🤫 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 456
    edited 2 April
    I think somebody's sold you a pup there @Biglad.
     I know it spreads, but getting itself posted is definitely stepping up its game! 🙂
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,179
    I think I would tip it out and see if there is anything other than the white roots of the weed.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,553
    It is quite a small pot to have a blackcurrant in it. I'd expect there to be a woody stub of stick, even when it's dormant. As Suze says, have a rootle around and see if there's anything except the willowherb in there, but I'm not hopeful  :/
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    Where did you buy it from Biglad, we could all buy one and boost their coffers or you could all buy from me and I'll throw in a bit of ground elder free?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    Oi!  I had the idea first @Uff .......... I'm already drawing up a plant list to spend my profit on ...... 🌱🌱🌱
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  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    I can see we'll have a bidding war here Dove. Right then, I'll throw in a bit of rosebay willowherb too. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    I'll see your rosebay willowherb @Uff and raise you copious amounts of Three-cornered Leek
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    edited 2 April
    Got me sweating now missus, three cornered leek is a hard card to follow. I think my trump card will be you lot coming up here for the day, digging up as much as you want of the aforementioned and I'll chuck in a BBQ of home made sosses and beef burgers.
    Right then, first bid please. 
  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,492
    For the opportunist capitalists amongst you, it cost £4.49 :D 

    The blackcurrant plant was in with the delivery but wasn't in the pot.



    The willowherb clearly evicted the rightful occupant en route.

    I actually did very well out of the deal as I got a replacement blackcurrant and 3 replacement blueberries despite the original order only having one blueberry on it (which was on offer - FREE!!), which I didn't ask to be replaced :D
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