Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:06
Obelilixx, the bilberries are about 18 inches wide and about a foot tall - leaves still green at the moment, but some of my blueberry leaves are turning that lovely red colour. I had the same problem with the blueberry flowers being frosted with the late start we had this year so also few berries. With luck we'll have a better start next Spring!
Alan, I also understand bilberries are tricky to grow and that they must have acid soil which never dries out, so have planted them in ericaceous compost, watering regularly with rainwater from my water butts and have been feeding them with ericaceous feed. I've not had any fruit yet so can't tell you which I prefer! They apparently have a smaller crop per bush than blueberries though, so you might want to take that into consideration.