Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:37
Arthur, yes pruning...or not pruning..... could be a cause. You prob bought your bushes as 2 or 3 year old plants making them 5 or 6 years old and ready for pruning. Bullfinches in winter another possible reason for lack of fruit
ideally, grow bushes on a short leg.......keeps bushes clean from fungal spores splashed from the soil. I remove all branches near the ground. I remove all very old wood, all inward growing wood and reduce all stems to a few buds to produce fruiting spurs. Late winter, January time, for me
for bullfinches stretch a fine net over the bushes supported by canes....use pots, cane tops or jars to stop netting slipping down the canes.
Hope this helps...It works for me