The pendulous blossoms of my flowering currant are a wonderful dark pink and are popular with bees.

Floweringcurrantbee

I’m guessing mine is Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ as it is upright in habit.

Flowerintcurrang

As you can see the little clusters of flower buds open from the base.  I am not sure how well suited it is to cutting, but this little sprig in my vase is brightening up a grey day.

Floweringcurrantvase

The National Collection of Ribes is at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Enjoy your week.

PS I will post the results of my lampshade survey soon – do take a couple of minutes to complete the simple 10 question form (anonymously if you prefer) if you haven’t already done so.

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