So only 4 days in to my return to work and I already got my first plant from work.
Today we were clearing up a plot that had some extra plants. Most were just cutting back but I managed to pull up, rather than cut out, a rather leggy Flowering Red Currant (Ribes sanguineum) that was being chocked out and fighting to get to the light. So I trimmed it down to get rid of the leggy growth, put it to one side and brought it home with me.
When I got it home I put it in a pot and gave it a good watering. Typically I didn’t have enough compost on hand to fill it totally. Looks like I will have to nip out at some point and pick up another bag!
I got this plant not for its fruit. In fact its fruit is bloody awful. It may well be that the fruit isn’t actually edible. The one I had was REALLY not palatable and I spat it out. Yeah… Not for the fruit! This plant is a very good early spring source of nectar for bees and also has a pleasant fragrance. Bonus!