Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:50
Sarah, Had another look and the square red pots only need to be topped up with fresh compost, fill them to within an inch from the top and leave to over winter. The round pots want to be the next size up at least and topped with new fresh compost, most of the leaves will drop and fresh ones grow next year. The gooseberry leave for now and re-pot in Spring then cut out any weak sprigs in the centre leaving the centre more open, all the work will start in spring. Over winter and water very occasionally never let them dry out but not wet either, stick your finger in the soil if it comes up muddy too wet comes up clean too dry you soon learn to right way. I would advise wrapping the pots in Bubble wrap and tying to give the pots some protection from icy winds, the plants are tough and can stand some frost, sea spray if you are near to the beach can cause problems but some plastic sheet would stop that. Nothing much appears wrong in those photo's, it is Autumn, plants go to sleep, drop leaves look a bit dead but come spring come back to life. You will get fruit and it will be worth it for the taste so never give up and come back here for any further questions we are always happy to help.
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