UNKNOWN RED FRUIT BUSH?

am recovering from a long term illness, and hubby discovered this.  I think I planted it about 5 years ago. Its with other fruit bushes and trees.  Can anyone help me.

 

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  • Not 100% but looks like it could be a currant bush,

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Definitely a currant of some sort, looks similar to the ornamental ones. You'll only know when it fruits

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,619

    Ribes sanguineum or possibly Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.  A flowering currant - ornamental, not grown for fruit.  They do produce currants which are edible, but not pleasant.. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I agre with Dove...   A Ribes, an ornamental shrub and not grown from fruit.     A lovely flower!

  • Thanks guys, at least I know now.

  • dotthepotdotthepot Posts: 12

    my neighbour has a flowering currant and it is gorgeous, how do I take a cutting off it?

  • I think it could be an ornamental Ribes. My fruiting ones are way behind that, but the ornamental one, in shade and getting more frost is much more advanced, although not quite opening it's buds yet. I'm in Ayrshire, not far from coast. We get frosts and lots of wind.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,619
    dotthepot wrote (see)

    my neighbour has a flowering currant and it is gorgeous, how do I take a cutting off it?

    Straghtforward hardwood cuttings will be fine - as here  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=387 

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 948

    Oh, perfect.  I've seen that around at the moment and was wondering what it was.  Just looked it up; pity it doesn't flower for longer.

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