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tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2014, 09:00:46 pm »
YAY!! I've done it!! Thanx for thinking of sending a cutting, nd thanx for your patience.
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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2014, 05:51:10 pm »
 :wave: tattycat.  Little plant on way to Eire! :fc: :thumbsup:

tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2014, 08:55:44 pm »
Bramblecot, it arrived just when we are moving to new house (nd more land!), so I'm doubly delighted!  :excited:
Thank you so much. Is there anything you're looking for that I might be able to help with? Have flowers, herbs, medicinal herbs....
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Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 09:00:31 pm »
 :wave: Glad the little plant arrived ok.  Please send me some very good Irish luck as I need that more than anything else ;) - my little herb garden is almost under water.  All the best with your house move :thumbsup:

tattycat

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 09:42:47 pm »
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that! Hopefully it's not terminal for them or you! We've been ankle deep in mud for months, but thankfully not under water. Surely it can't go on forever, hope you dry out soon. :fc:
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madchickenlady

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Old Newton Suffolk
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 04:54:16 pm »
Hi Bert,
great herb website  :excited: Just starting a herb garden, amazed at how many different varieties of sage, mint, thyme etc. there are. Have (mentally) just spent a fortune, will be saving up for plants, have an idea to plant up some soil pipes of various sizes.
Heather

Offgridgreg

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Saddleworth
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 08:43:32 pm »
Wow blackcurrant sage sounds delightful, may have to make a purchase, if not for the flowers and scent alone. In terms of it's herb status, what would / could this be used for in a culinary sense, I'm intrigued?

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: blackcurrent sage
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2014, 09:40:32 am »
It is a very pretty flower in a striking pink colour and the foliage smells very strongly like blackcurrant leaves (ok if you like the smell!).  It is not very hardy but survives outdoors here on the South coast against a south wall.  It gets quite straggly and is not very long-lived in my experience - but it gets no TLC from me ::) .
I would not want to use the leaves raw in salad and I can't think of any way I would use it in cooking.  Maybe dried in pot-pourri?  Really it is just a pretty plant and maybe a good companion plant for keeping bugs away :thinking: ??.  There are a lot of ornamental salvias and I don't know why this one is classed as a herb rather than ornamental.  Any botanists out there?

 

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