When we first planted cuttings from a centuries-old family red currant bush in our St Cuthbert's community garden, we had modest expectations. But they seemed to like their new home against the south-facing black brick wall that acts as a year-round heat bank and grew vigorously.
even producing our first crop of fruit!
Which we protected from the hungry birds and squirrels with netting.
And were able to pick enough red currants
To make our first batch of red currant and port jelly to share with Garden Friends!
Easy red currant and port jelly recipe:
Keep calm and carry on gardening!