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27/01/2012 at 15:32
I have a new border 20in wide by 35ft long running along a 6ft high fence at the edge of my lawn. I plan to plant Blackcurrants, Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries in this bed. Can you tell me how far apart I should plant them and any other advice that you think might help me. This is the first time I will have planted fruit bushes directly in the ground. Jack
07/02/2012 at 03:01
Hi there

We planted a blackcurrant bush and a loganbery bush a few months ago and nothing seems to be happening with either. We water and feed the bushes often, but still nothing. Any ideas what we may be doing wrong

15/02/2012 at 20:57
Hi there ,
Is it safe to plant out a blackcurrant bush outside at the moment . My garden is just west of LEEDS in Yorkshire .
    16/02/2012 at 15:05

Hello Geoffrey,

Blackcurrants can be planted throughout winter, however, don't plant if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. If you have bought bare-rooted plants and your ground is too wet or frozen, then keep them temporarily in a bucket of moist compost so the roots don't dry out, but get them in the ground as soon as you can.


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19/02/2012 at 18:56
On the contrary to what you write, I've had to plant my black currants in the shadiest part of our smallholding - we live near the West coast of Sardinia and the sun is too strong elsewhere. My first plant has developed well - after pruning it I've taken about twelve cuttings. After how long is it safe to plant them out? Felicity Rowe, Cabras, Sardinia
26/08/2014 at 10:29
Can you tell me how far apart I should plant new blackcurrants bushes? I have just bought 2x blackcurrants and 2x redcurrants and my bed is 10ft wide x 4ft long. I am thinking of planting them in a "W" shape
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