Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs

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Agatha

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Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« on: January 17, 2013, 13:40 »
My local poundstretcher has a range of shrubs, fruit bushes and roses for 2.49 or 2 for 4.  Gooseberry Hinnomaki Green/Red, Redcurrent Jonkeer van Tets (spelling?!!),  Blueberry Patriot, a Blackcurrant variety I didn't recognize, an unnamed raspberry variety and tayberry.  I bought two Blueberry 'Patriot', both about a foot high and will take a while to reach cropping stage, but when cropping size plants are 15-20 at the garden centre, I think I can afford to wait!

Take the plant out of the packet to check before you buy though, as they were a really mixed bunch, some very weedy & some of them were dead!  Also, if you aren't familiar with the plant type don't rely on the information on the packet - I think the care information on my blueberry was based on raspberries as no mention of needing acidic soil and I was told to tie it in to a trellis and prune after fruiting by cutting out all weak and old canes!
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Ema

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Re: Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 09:05 »
Home base have 3 varieties of bare root blueberries at 3.99 on offer 4 for 3 I'm thinking I must get some

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Re: Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 09:26 »
Ooh I was thinking about getting some blueberries so thanks for that :)
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Re: Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 14:58 »
I've just been and bought 9 rasberry canes from Wilkinson's for under 10 which I thought was good value. I just need to get the allotment into shape so they have somewhere to go :-) ::)
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Re: Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 22:27 »
ThatsNice I think blueberries arnt self pollinating so I'm not sure if if you would need to buy 2 of each type? has stopped me rushing out to get them today

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Re: Poundstretcher - fruit bushes and shrubs
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 13:31 »
You get better pollination with more than one plant but they don't have to be the same variety.  I had one each of two different varieties for years and had really good crops from them. 



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