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Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

Surprising what you find when you do some tidying up. Poor thing had been forgotten and then lost under the Cardoon. Not a brill picture, but I'm hoping for a lovely poppy.


 Has anyone else found any treasures?



  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Sorry should have posted in Plants not Talkback.image

  • I have often found that hidden treasure as your clearing up for winter and it always lovely to find a flower blooming or growing when you thought you lost it.and I thought the bulbs i bought were nerver going to flower and they have,lovrly white flowers with a purple center much like a day lily,that was a surprise.image

  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    Under a Lonicera Nitida, with its occasional purple berries, I found a straggly spiny plant which I took to be a gooseberry. This year it bore a single purple berry. At first I thought it was a Lonicera berry tangled on the spines, but it was actually attached and growing. Then it was eaten on the spot, it tasted slightly like a blackcurrant.

    Any ideas anyone? I'm ruling out Jostaberry but putting bets on Worcesterberry because of the spines (and leaves).

  • oregan grape ,cant think of its name has spike like leaves and berries a bit like a grape ,jagged leaves and when cut has a yellow sap.I have one in the garden the birds love the fruit.wish i could remember the name.image

  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    Fr - mahonia aquifolium - it's not that, nor any beberis, it's a Ribes of some kind.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Poppy nearly opened. Sun tomoz' so I'm hopeful.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,305

    those yellow Ribes ?alpina/aurea have gooseberry shaped leaves and purple berries

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I have a large woodland and park near my house. I would like some ferns to introduce themselves (there is a lot in the woodland) but that has not happened yet. I always get tree seedlings coming up...I plant them back in the woodland and around my town.It is nice to see some trees that you have grown when you walk/drive by, sad when they are removed.

    The nicest things to self grow are Holly,  wild orchids (seem to grow from rhizomes), Pine and Yew seedlings.

  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    Er, nut, I'm trying to be sensitive here ... how did you get to yellow Ribes?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,125

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

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