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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,212

    I think it is Rubus arcticus. Can be quite an invasive plant too, where suited. I killed it!

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I think it's some sort of fruit. So it won't be. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Looks like Ribes sanguineum to me. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..isn't that simply the flowering currant - Ribes sanguineum?  the leaves are ahead of mine, which isn't surprising... as I live in Siberia [aka Fenland]..

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...and so does nutcutlet...image

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Definitely Ribes sanguineum. Just trying to kill one that doesn't want to die!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Only expensive plants die landgirl. That daphne on the other ID thread for example

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ahh ok I was told it might be a ribes but didn't want any bias repliesimage thanks peeps for your replies always very appreciated x
  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    I agree with Ribes, but have to say that although it smells of foxes the bees LOVE it as it is an early flowering shrub.  Do think about keeping it if you are considering wildlife in your garden.  It can be kept under control with pruning after it flowers.  Good luck image


  • Definitely Ribes sanguineum Paul, I have a couple in my garden, and quite large one too. It CAN be a bit of a grower thats true but also quite easy to keep under control and for the riot of beautiful pink blossom in early spring (mine is out already) I love mine. The leaves smell a bit but the blossom gives way to fruit (false blackcurrant I believe). I keep mine pruned back each autumn and don't have any trouble, so long as I don't keep rubbing my nose in the leaves!

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