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In relation to the query from jrsniece, I have bought gooseberry bushes from a supermarket. I planted them up in compost bags with a mixture of top-soil and peat-free compost and already they are showing signs of producing gooseberries. I added in a handful of fruit and berry feed and all is working so far. Not sure of the variety though.
I'd like to grow gooseberries but don't have enough room to plant them in the ground. Do they grow well in pots and if so what variety is best?
I have bought some apple trees that grow on dwarf stock, i have never grown thase so has anyone any tips please I would be very grateful to anyone that can help . Thanks Roger
I am growing raspberries for the first time so all this info is important and valuable.
Just started growing raspberries so got some good tips here


I planted raspberries last season and many of the berries were nabbed by the birds (Pigeon and Magpie). This year they were caged with netting and the crop was fantastic - well worth doing! The only 'pest' I have now is my two-year-old who eats all he can reach from the canes! One of nature's most colourful 'sweets', so can't really complain!
can i grow raspberries and dwarf beans in a large container?
According to Stonepitts Farm the Leo raspberry is LARGE - above here you describe it as SMALL ! Somebody is incorrect.
I was given several bare rooted Autumn fruiting rasberries a couple of years ago. I planted them as a short row close (1 to 2 feet)to a raised bed which is one of 6 I use for growing various veg in. When I recently cleared the bed I found an 8 inch tall rasberry plant and numerous light brown roots over a sizable portion of the raised bed. Did I plant the rasberries in the wrong place and what can I do to stop these rootes extending to the bed?
If I have to move the rasberries how far do they need to be fromm other cultivation?

Who's Leo? 

aandpsclare, that's how raspberries reproduce - they throw up new shoots from the base and the these shoots can be quite a distance from the main plant. They are usually grown in their own bed and restricted - just cut off the shoots that are out of place or dig up a new plant for a friend. 

Although I am still getting fruit on my autumn rasberries they no longer have the heavy crops they used to have
If I remove them would it be possible to replant in the same area I have had no deseased plants in about 12 years they have been regularly feed
Hello when do I cut back my summer fruiting raspberries they are very tall now

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