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my dads got rasspburries and currant bushes in his garden i want to move whens the best time of year to do this
In the ate autumn/early winter after the leaves have fallen - prepare the new site well, make sure any manure is well rotted and dug in well. Take up as big a rootball as you can.
That's good advice Dove. One of my currants though was unavoidably moved one April (building works). It was dumped in a pot (well, a bucket) and it still produced some tasty fruit.
We have to remember that fruiting is the way the plant has of reproducing itself, and it wll often do this when under stress. How well it will do in future years after treatment like that will depend on its age how much tlc it gets.
Dove you could well be right. Sadly I have forgotten which particular bush was moved so I cannot monitor it. I will watch for non-fruiters next year.
thank dovefromabove so got time time to sort the new site before i move the fruit bushes and when do i cut them back
Wise words dove. I agree ...often a moved fruit or flowerimg plant produces reasonably well in it's first season but then dies later.
With raspberries I,would seek out the runners though and plant these.
Hes Eric, spend time now getting the recipient soil in good condition with plenty of added manure etc.
so would b better to get new rasspburries brushes nd just move currant brushes
my dads garden has lots weeds whats the best weed killer to use as don't to kill his spring bulbs
I'm afraid that at this time of year hand-weeding with a small hand fork to ease the roots out gently is the only solution to weeds, especially where spring bulbs are growing.
Get yourself something comfortable to kneel on and keep your back warm.
Someone in the kitchen to supply regular hot drinks helps a lot