Clare Ford

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trimming blackcurrants

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 13:10

Thank you everybody - with all the rain we've not had a chance to do anything to them yet and they're now about six feet tall.....  Yes, we'll wait for the fruit (in there somewhere) to ripen.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 16:23

Too hot for much gardening this afternoon - here in Normandy.  Beginning to cloud over a bit so we're hoping we get some rain this time.

trimming blackcurrants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 16:18

We have a number of currant bushes (black and red and one rather measly white) which have put on an amazing amount of new growth this year.  The currants are in there - somewhere - if you search for them - but the bushes are taking over the whole soft fruit bed and it's a struggle to get to the strawberries.

I know about the different fruiting habits of red and black currants and pruning them in the winter, but will it harm them (or next year's crop) if we trim back some of the soft new growth now?

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trimming blackcurrants

can we trim our currant bushes? 
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