I was given a plant by one of my elderly clients (82yrs old). She told me it was a plant her husband bought because he liked the foliage…Right, UGP..(Unidentified Growing Plant, let alone Object..)…..
She told me it was an ornamental goosberry….Something I Have never HEARD of, as far as I was concerned, gooseberries, lovely fruit as they are, are small bushes which have evil thorns…..they are horrid plants..so I never for one minute ‘believed’ there was an ornamental one…
So I took to trolling the internet for months, and still could NOT identify this one..
Yesterday I had a brainwave…contact someone who actually knows plants…..and hey presto, without even sending pictures, just a vague description of the UGP to a fellow blogger, artyplantsman …….. the mystery has been solved.
Needless to say he is now my No.1 on my CSI list of identifying UGP’s….
I am very proud to announce I now have Another Male in my family…and he is called a ‘Chinese Goosberry’ – in laymans terms a kiwi fruit.
Actinidia Chinesis….the proper term for him……..
My next mission is finding him a lady friend……..
and doing a CSI to find the culprit that eats the leaves…no trace of snails, slugs or caterpilla’s…..mmmmm,
How the ‘Chinese gooseberry’ became a ‘kiwi fruit’….
More facts and info on this plant…..
I never even thought to google ‘KIWI’ fruit, so never a day goes by that one does not learn something new…Thank you …. artyplantsman