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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Ribes; what is it? Reply with quote

Hi

I've just been given a plant as a gift, the label says 'Ribes' but nothing else. Is this plant purely decorative or does it fruit? How big does it grow?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribes; what is it? Reply with quote

Rebecca wrote:

Is this plant purely decorative or does it fruit?


Could be either or both.

Rebecca wrote:

How big does it grow?



Depends on the species, and then again on the variety/cultivar.

Ribes would be the Genus name.
The genus or generic name is always Latin, and is the first of the two names in the scientific name (the second is the species).
Eleven pages of Ribes species here for example.

Any chance of a picture Rebecca, or any further info to aid in the quest/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be great thanks. Is there a link on here that tells me how to post images?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebecca wrote:
That would be great thanks. Is there a link on here that tells me how to post images?


Here you go Rebecca http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about32.html

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