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Flowering Currant

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By Janette


Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)

Love the flowers on this shrub ...



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Oh me too Janette - even if the fragrance is something of an acquired taste ..lol

10 Apr, 2009

 

a beauty Janette

10 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Eileen .aye an acquired taste Bonkers thats why its at the back of the garden,where I can see it but dont need to brush past it lol

10 Apr, 2009

 

My dad loved his currant bush but the worms did too...every spring it was nearly defoliated before it had a chance to bloom and set fruit by some larva...have since figured out that it must have been sawfly...but he was always vigilant and picked off the worms...

11 Apr, 2009

 

Yeah, Janette, they are lovely, But what do you make of the scent?

12 Apr, 2009

 

I have a baby Ribes that is doing nicely. Can't wait to have a display like you have in a few years time.

17 Apr, 2009

 

lovely, had a great display this year

19 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks all ,mine is bursting with flower,s this year as well Deida,just a pity they smell so awfull....

19 Apr, 2009

 

O i love These Janette Its a Fab Photo :)

19 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Jacque...

19 Apr, 2009

 

I don't think they smell awfull.they smell like red /black currant bushes to me

19 Apr, 2009

 

Oh, so your garden doesn't get visited by cats, then, Deida? :-)

19 Apr, 2009

 

The neighbour's cat has decided that one corner of my garden is it's lavatory. Beastly thing. It's WC has moved from in front of the Hosta (I strategically placed the rose pruning harvest to move it on) to where I was planning to plant some solomons seal. Only trouble is if I move it on from there, it is sure to get in amongst the veggie seedlings, because the earth is soft and unguarded. Time to invest in a scarecrow water squirter, perhaps?

20 Apr, 2009

 

the hummingbirds' return to our area each spring, coincides with the blooming of the flowering currant. We just bought a small one esp for the hummers. Glad you mentioned the scent, - now I'll be sure to plant it a bit further away from the house :)

1 May, 2009



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