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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.
I have a blackcurrent bush which appears to have fruit then it goes brown. What can I do? It shares a bed with raspberry canes.
Benni, how far apart you plant your blackcurrant bushes depends on the variety. The upright-growing ones should be about 4ft apart, spreading ones 6ft, otherwise you won't be able to get between them to harvest the fruit.
Elizabeth, does your blackcurrant bush look generally healthy? I wonder whether it went short of water when the fruit was swelling, possibly because of competition with the raspberries. You could try mulching it (when the soil is thoroughly moist) with organic matter, and giving it plenty of water next spring/summer.
Thanks, maybe I should transplant my blackcurrant bush elsewhere and cut it down while it is dormant?
You could try that, Elizabeth. If you cut it back, you could stick some of the "cuttings" in a spare bit of soil - they root very easily, so if your large blackcurrant bush objected to the move you'd have another to replace it.