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Please can anyone help to ID this shrub ?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431
    Currant, probably Ribes sanguineum, Flowering Currant


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    Flowering Currant??
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,871
    It looks a bit like a blackcurrant bush to me.
    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • Ooh thanks, that sounds good. Are the fruits edible ?
  • 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 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • 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 !
  • The blackbird will love the currants. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • He'll get fat- I fed him sultanas earlier !
  • He’ll cope 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • 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. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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