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Plants Identification

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 1:55 pm
by Laurawest25

I know this sounds stupid, but I planted a number of bushes etc last year/year before. They haven't had fruit before and now I have forgotton what on earth they are. Can I post photos on here for identification or can anyone help? I think I have some redcurrants/gooseberries etc, but I'm really not sure...


Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:10 pm
by !potatoes!
by all means, post pics...a few from different angles/distances, close-up of leaves/stems/flowers (if any)...

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:40 pm
by Laurawest25
I can't figure out how to post a photo?? :?:

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:49 pm
by webmaster
How to post photos:

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All the best to you,

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:22 am
by Laurawest25

Ok - Does this work.... I've gave each photo a bit of a description...Thanks :D

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:21 pm
by !potatoes!
okay, what i see:

thorny and with veiny berries - gooseberries
without thorns could be another kind of gooseberry, or currant - currant tends to produce fruit in little clusters, where gooseberry has separate fruits on individual stems... lots of those berry pictures are pretty fuzzy, hard to say for sure.
pic #5 - no thorns or flowers....i'd say it's a volunteer of some sort, not a gooseberry or currant of any kind, that's for sure.
pic #6 - yup, raspberry of some sort.
pic #7 - yup, apple.
the last one with thorns, the leaves are way more gooseberry than raspberry.

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:31 pm
by Laurawest25
Ok... here's some more photos of the berry type plants. Taken these with my mobile which doesn't have the best camera so they are a bit fuzzy.

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:59 pm
by Laurawest25
Well... number 1, I now think is the red currant. Still not sure of number 2a is. Any ideas?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:26 pm
by !potatoes!
there's a native clematis, C. virginiana, around here, that has a similar leaf, but that doesn't seem quite right. that's all i've got.

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:36 pm
by Laurawest25
It's definitely some kind of fruit. I haven't planted any flowers there. We dug the fruit patch in........I'm completely stuck as to what it is though :shock: