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JAYJARDINJAYJARDIN North DevonPosts: 195
Please can anyone help to ID this shrub ?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869
    Currant, probably Ribes sanguineum, Flowering Currant
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    Flowering Currant??
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  • LunarSeaLunarSea Cheshire / Derbyshire borderPosts: 1,157
    It looks a bit like a blackcurrant bush to me.
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  • JAYJARDINJAYJARDIN North DevonPosts: 195
    Ooh thanks, that sounds good. Are the fruits edible ?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,251
    They won’t kill you, but they’re sparse and not really pleasant like their culinary cousins … and theyre a valuable good source for the birds 😊 
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  • JAYJARDINJAYJARDIN North DevonPosts: 195
    Good! There were no birds in the garden when we moved into the house a few weeks ago, we put up feeders and now have a regular crew of a robin, coal tits, a blue tit or two, blackbird and a wood pigeon !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,251
    The blackbird will love the currants. 
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  • JAYJARDINJAYJARDIN North DevonPosts: 195
    He'll get fat- I fed him sultanas earlier !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,251
    He’ll cope 😉 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,251
    By the way, when it’s really really cold blackbirds love porridge oats sprinkled on the ground. 
    We buy some of the very cheap ones and save them for when the frosts and snow arrives. 
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