Blackcurrant Scent

Is it just me or am I the only one who finds the scent of blackcurrant foliage irresistible? It's an unusual smell and probably not to everyone's liking but I just adore it. Now that my blackcurrant bush is bursting into life with fresh zesty leaf bud, I'm finding the urge to smell it difficult to resist. In fact, … Continue reading Blackcurrant Scent

Planting and Pruning my Blackcurrant Bush

Last summer I purchased my very first blackcurrant bush, a variety called Big Ben. As the name suggests the berries are huge! Big Ben is a good blackcurrant for eating fresh from the bush and it's resistant to powdery mildew and leaf spot. It was fruiting at the time of purchase, producing lots of strigs but I wasn't entirely … Continue reading Planting and Pruning my Blackcurrant Bush