Posted: 03/08/2013 at 10:24
My blueberries got badly zapped by deep frosts in the winter of 2011-12 so I pruned out all the dead wood and treated them to a generous dollop feed for ericaceous plants and they recovered wella nd put on lots of new growth. I put a winbreak around them for the last winter and this did the trick and protected the new growth.
I had plenty of flowers but then we had a frost and that means I've had about 6 berries per plant so i'll do the windbreak trick again and keep it on till mid May when teh frosts should be pver to see if that helps protect the flowers too.
Blueberries only need pruning to remove dead wood and keep them to a size and shape that suits their space. They're not like blackcurrants where you prune out the old fruited wood and keep renewing the vigour..