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Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: Yesterday at 21:08

She is.  Do keep up.

Actually since it now has nary a leaf it won't need watering till spring anyway.

Gardeners sailing?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:37

You won't find many galleons round these days but there are brigs, barques, ships, schooners and a host of other sailing vessels large and small, many of them looking for crew.  Most of them are for kids and/or young adults (hope I'm not doing you a dis-service here...) but some will take those of us of more mature years.

Or you could get a taste of it for a few days in a yacht!


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:08

...and I think they get lanky if they're too warm too soon.

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:05

Yes - Mum knows that.  It's cos (hard) tap water is alkaline and blueberries need acidic conditions.  Could well be underwatering too - or more likely, inconsistent watering.   A much bigger pot will help this too I s'pose.


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:03

Takes all sorts bekkie.

I would be more than happy to run a short cruise for a few who want to do it.  PM me or use this thread.

Gardeners sailing?

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:02

There seems to be some interest in yacht sailing.  I'd be delighted to run a short cruise somewhere in UK waters for anyone who's interested.  To avoid hi-jacking another thread I've started this one.

Anyone interested?


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 18:29

Not too choppy, KEF, as I get seasick too.  That's why I like skippering - I can decide to go somewhere fairly flat!    Having said that, I seem to be better than I used to be.



Posted: 01/09/2014 at 17:57

Maybe we should have a gardeners' cruise?


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 17:55

Me too.  Trouble is, sailing and gardening both happen mostly in the summer so there's a clash - not sure which I prefer actually.  Yes I am.

I bet you'd be fine - there's a job for all abilities and aptitudes on board; anyone can learn (well, at least everyone I've sailed with in the last 18 years has) at least the basics of steering, sail trimming and ropework in their first week, and then there's lookout duty, collision regulations (well, anti-collision regs), navigation, cooking (home-grown produce please!) and the cameraderie of living on board. 


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 17:19

Four trusses on an outdoor plant and six in an unheated greenhouse is a reasonable expectation.  You should pinch out the growing point at the top of the stem once it's formed these to force it to put all its effort into growing and ripening the existing fruit.  Beware of sideshoots though!

If the plant is healthy and well-fed, each truss should produce more fruit.  Varieties differ in their productivity too.  Other than that, if you want more fruit, grow more plants!

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