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Tracey, now is best time to move your bushes.
No special treatment for your soil but always best to get in extra compost etc. When you do incorporate some fish blood and bone. I think in terms of 5' between bushes.
Those blueberries? We have discussed these in other threads but they do need very acid soil.
Re blackcurrants I would cut them totally down to the base after planting. I think extra fertiliser for them too.
I'd agree with verdun, however if you can identify last years fruited branches on the blackcurrants, I'd prune those out and keep any new branches for fruiting this year.
It can be difficult, however last years branches will be darker in colour than the new wood.
Blackcurrants fruit on wood produced the previous year and even moving them now you will still get a crop this year.
Tracey, you will need to allow reasonable distance between plants....what spacing can you allow?
I guess they would fruit if you move them but those that are moved I would give them a chance to build up energy for next year.....best in the long run.
Rhubarb can be dug up and divided now. Always better in sun but partial shade will be ok. If you split your rhubarb dont pick any this year. Get plenty of compost in there too.
Tracey. Now is a very good time to move practically anything. I admit. I have moved various plants, trees, shrubs etc whilst they have been in full growth. Thankfull all have survived, however, to move, transplant etc at the wrong time, it so often sets the subject back. Tracey. Mike is not a fruit man. Althogh during my career lifetime I have had to contend with this area of expertise. Especially if, where you live is so sodden as Eltham. A great time to move around. For some sads reason, and I have observed this now for more years that I care to remember. Even amongst hardened allottment owners. Gardeners seem to fear..cutting back. Might I quote. Must be all of forty years back. A great friend once said. That's the bush young Mick. That black currant. Never fails. You know. It's been there now for what/ the past twenty years. and I haven't touched it. Thinking back...how time flies? The main stem/trunk of that bush must have been around two to two and a half inches thick.
Tracey. Most fruiting /flowering takes place on tghe previous years growth. So don't be afraid to get in there with the secateurs. Cut out the old wood. Do your best to encourage fresh new growth. Your raspberries. These need to be cut back hard every year. Your rhubarb. Once the top growth has died down. Lift and seperate. Ooops sounds like a et femm ad. Remember to force rhubbarb, encircle the plant with an endless bin or tube. This will encourage the growth to reach for the sky. To increase your stock. Lift it. It will look like a lump of rottin wood. Using a spade, give it a cop or two. Replant.
Enjoy your garden.
Tracey, it makes sense to plant as you have said
If you don't feel ready to split your rhubarb then don't. Sort your fruit this year then consider the rhubarb for next year. It doesn't all need doing now.
Possibly most unorthordox to some, but over the years it has worked without fail form. With the rhubarb. Lift it. Then simply slice it through the middle with a spade. Replant. I have never even treated the cut surfaces. Like i say. Never a failure.