currant bush

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Noun1.currant bush - any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
genus Ribes, Ribes - a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
garden current, red currant, Ribes rubrum - cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries
black currant, European black currant, Ribes nigrum - widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries
Ribes sativum, white currant - garden currant bearing small white berries
Ribes sanguineum, winter currant - a flowering shrub
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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He flew on to the nearest currant bush and tilted his head and sang a little song right at him.
Some rags were drying on a miserable currant bush that stood at the entrance of the square.
It's TWENTY-NINE minutes past four, aunt Jane, and Alice Robinson has been sitting under the currant bushes for a long time waiting for me.
Rebecca leaped off the porch, snatched Alice Robinson from under the currant bushes, and, what was much more difficult, succeeded, by means of a complicated system of signals, in getting Emma Jane away from the Simpson party and giving them the slip altogether.
The site of my garden was occupied by a rockery, and the orchard grass with all its treasures had been dug up, and the spaces between the trees planted with currant bushes and celery in admirable rows; so that no future little cousins will be able to dream of celestial hosts coming towards them across the fields of daffodils, and will perhaps be the better for being free from visions of the kind, for as I grew older, uncomfortable doubts laid hold of my heart with cold fingers, dim uncertainties as to the exact ultimate position of the gardener and the governess, anxious questionings as to how it would be if it were they who turned out after all to be sheep, and I who--?
"Now what sort of person can that be," I asked myself, shaking my head, as I contemplated the changes before me, "who could put a rockery among vegetables and currant bushes? A rockery, of all things in the gardening world, needs consummate tact in its treatment.
Keep airflow in mind when selecting the site for your currant bush. Good airflow goes a long way toward preventing foliar diseases, such as powdery mildew.
For example, Scottish explorer David Douglas - he of Douglas fir fame - may have helped finance his collecting trips to North America by selling seeds of the red-flowering currant bush, a common western American plant shrub that yields small dark-blue berries.
Lewis' episodes were set off either by his experiences of nature (standing next to a flowering currant bush) or as a result of his childhood reading of Beatrix Potter and a collection of Nordic myths gloriously illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
A mature, pruned gooseberry or red currant bush, then, should begin each season with about a half-dozen each of one-, two-, three- and four-year-old stems.
APPENDIX Table A1 Daily food consumption per person, January-November Species name Common name JANUARY Solanum centrale Bush raisin (dried) Solanum chippendalei Bush tomato (fresh) Small game (6 spp.) Large game (macropods) Totals FEBRUARY Solanum centrale Bush raisin (dried) Solanum chippendalei Bush tomato (fresh) Canthium latifolium Currant bush (fruit) Chenopodium Crumble weed (seed) rhadinostachyum Small game (6 spp.) Totals MARCH Solanum centrale Bush raisin (dried) Solanum chippendalei Bush tomato (fresh) Canthium latifolium Currant bush (fruit) Eragrostis eriopoda Woollybutt (seed) C.
The other area under attack at the moment is the soft fruit and Nut's loaded red currant bush has been stripped of its fruit by the blackbird as he was too late in covering it.