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You'll have to do an Iron Man run when you move to Norfolk - fewer hills
Hi Alan, it's raining where you are and where I am, but everyone else has good sun so they are working ... I find that blueberries fresh from the bush are sweet and refreshing whereas shop-bought berries are very disappointing.
I would say, from experience, that a fresh blueberry is as good as a fresh bilberry.
There's me thinking 'Iron Man' as in Robert Downey Jnr......
Sunshine here in Norfolk Alan
Alan I would save your money and buy blackcurrant bushes. Far, far more productive, easier, better tasting and just as health-giving. You don't have to worry about providing acid soil and the pruning is easier.
There are 90 Pembrokeshire contestants in Iron Man this year.
Hiya Alan, I grow 4 varieties of blueberries incl those you mentioned. All confused now as labels have disappeared.
I love them. If you have acid soil you can grow them quite easily. My soil is neutral so mine are grown in large pots of acid compost. They are juicy and sweet and I eat them raw as they come off the bush. A little shade too and keep moisture levels up. I've had good crops this and last summer.....still some to pick. Its best to have at least 2 different varieties. Go for it Alan.
awww I thought this was dscussion about Robert Downy Jr. also lol
Alan I too thought you were talking about Robert Downey clad in metal... i was given a blueberry bush 2 years ago and this year it has been ladened beyond belief. Its planted in a large pot of ericaceous compost and adored!! The leaves in the autumn turn all the gold yellows and reds you imagine New England to be like!! My fruit was so tasty this year my 2.5 year old cleared a quarter of a bush in about 25 mins!!! Go for it they will reward you with colour and food.... Yum yum
Alan I got given three different plants (birgitta, earliblue and bluecrop) by my inlaws and they started off in pots of ericaceous on the back step but for the last 2 years they have been in a raised ericaceous bed. We've had alot of berries this year, quite tasty. The shop bought ones tend to be tasteless.
Coincidentally I just ordered an Iron Man costume for my 4 year old
Don't need an iron man costume...got my pyjamas
...and your knickers on the outside?
Hey, how did you know that? I was supposed to be anno,anonem, anony......in disguise!
Verd do you wear your knickers outside your pyjamas?