Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:59
Everywhere is proclaiming now is the ideal time to plant the blackberry type fruit bushes.
However everywhere has not seen the state of the ground where I intend on growing said fruit bushes. It is politely a mess.
Less politely it looks like a digger and overly enthusiastic driver crashed into the washing line pulling up the concrete posts, before performing the longest (and slowest) stunt wheelie along the paving which was not designed to take his weight and broke up somewhat. It is waterlogged, compacted, and right in the way of where two wheelbarrows and 5 ton of ballast will be trundling before a team of hairy arsed builders carrying the ManShed will tred their delicate hoofs.
So how long can you leave it before planting fruit bushes? Will it still be okay to plant in late March / early April? Or should I consign the area to a different plant and get them in the ground next year?