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What's up with my Gooseberry bush?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:39

Thanks geoff. I've just been out and checked it again and it doesn't appear to have any pests on it or lavae, do the caterpillar's hide or are they nocturnal?

This has happened really quickly so I think it must be them, just can't see where they are. Could it be that the bush has been stripped and then they've departed?

What's up with my Gooseberry bush?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:24

It's never been a partiularly high yielding little thing so I haven't been particularly bothered that yet again it has few fruit on it. Like most things I had just put it down to all the wet cold weather we're graced with on our beautiful little island, however today I've had a closer look and most of the leaves have been stripped off. leaving very few fruit on spindley sticks.

Any thoughts on what pest does this?


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 17:10

Going out after dark has greatly increased the number of slimey creatures, now residing in the big garden in the sky, for me. You'll also get to see which plants they're after.

I also use the friendly pellets in early spring.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 01:09

Insomnia I find that one especially annoying as it folds down immediately after you've clicked it off, covering almost every forum function.

There should be adverts to finance the site but they shouldn't interfere with how the site works.

Leaving the garden to itself for a year - what to plant?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 01:02

Renting the space out or landshare are very good suggestions indeed, although I don't think you'd want to come back to a veggie patch right in the middle of your lawn(although if it someone you trust things would be entirely different). Could you get a neighbour to pop round every fortnight and do a bit of weeding?

As for what to plant out, I agree, nothing. Your best bet is trying to suppress the weeds.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 00:16

Have a look at some of the apple threads around as I'm fairly sure you'll be suffering from the same thing - lack of pollinators in the air after blossom and the cold wet weather after an early warm spell. It has meant it's a bad year generally for fruit trees.

You haven't done anything wrong.

Slugs and snails

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 14:56



Posted: 08/07/2012 at 21:44

The only other tip I know is to wait until the leaves start to yellow before digging them up. Others might have suggestions though, good luck with your crop.


Posted: 08/07/2012 at 21:21

Yes, it sounds like it's trying to produce a seed head. You can cut it off though so that the plant concentrates on the bulb rather than making a flower.

plants for indoor swimming pool

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 16:07

I too don't think chlorine would be that much of a problem, especially as we're talking a small amount in the air rather than on the roots or leaves of the plants.

Here's another suggestion, Fuchsia Thalia.


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