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pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,804

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



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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,368

    Maybe redcurrant?

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,974

    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: 1,804

    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 Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    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: 3,991

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

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

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,804

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

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