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26/08/2013 at 00:26

my dads got rasspburries and currant bushes in his garden  i want to move whens the best time of year to do this

26/08/2013 at 06:57

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. 

26/08/2013 at 08:04

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.

26/08/2013 at 08:18

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.

26/08/2013 at 09:19

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.

26/08/2013 at 11:52

thank dovefromabove so got time time to sort the new site before i move the fruit bushes and when do i cut them back

26/08/2013 at 12:56

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.

30/08/2013 at 22:00

so would b better to get new rasspburries brushes nd just move currant brushes

29/01/2014 at 09:43

my dads garden has lots weeds whats the best weed killer to use as don't to kill his spring bulbs


29/01/2014 at 10:16

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 

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