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pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,362

Evening all. Beautiful spring day today. Can anyone help with putting a name to this plant? Thank you.



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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,764

    Maybe redcurrant?

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,201

    Looks like a currant bush to me as well. Do the leaves have that characteristic smell when crushed?

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,362

    Strange. It definitely smells. I don't know anything about currants, never grown them before. It's funny how the mind works sometimes. I didn't see it last year and I've been living here for a year and 3 months. It's in the shade. Shall I just let it be? Thank you.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It might be a flowering current which is purely a decorative shrub, such as Ribes aureum or Ribes sanguineum.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,466

    It could be a gift from a bird. I get blackcurrants popping up in odd places after the blackbird has been feasting !

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    It's not Ribes aureum but it could be R. sanguineum, that seeds around

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,362

    Thank you. I will let it be. Not much will probably grow there anyway.

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