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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

Thanks
Karen
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.

Emma

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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
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