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Soft Fruit Advice

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A plan to grow Soft Fruit for Four People
Julian Bosdari 7 Mar 2017

If you go into a supermarket it is hard to shop economically for one person. Conversely, it is often hard in a kitchen garden to avoid discovering that all of a sudden there is food for a whole army in one week and none the next. Especially when all you want is enough each week to feel wholesome ...

Bareroot plants and Snowy and Freezing Weather
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2019

What To Do When it Snows or Freezes  You can't beat that first moment, can you, when you wake to a strangely muffled world, pull back the curtains and...aahhh! Deep snow. So pretty, so pristine and...arghh! What's the journey to work going to be like? Ho hum.  Still, before you set of...

Potting up Your Bareroot Strawberries (Video)
Julian Bosdari 11 Dec 2020

How to Plant Your Strawberries in Pots When you order bareroot strawberries from us, you can either plant them straight outside in your strawberry beds and planters, or you can pot them up as shown in the video below. You will need your strawberry plants, 9cm pots, compost and water. TRANSCR...

Potting up three Blueberry Bushes (Video)
Julian Bosdari 15 Dec 2020

How to Pot Up Three Blueberry Bushes It's easy to grow blueberries in container pots. Take a look at the video below which will show you how to pot-up three blueberry bushes, where you can enjoy fruit in the summer. You will need a large pot, three blueberry bushes, compost and water. TRANSC...

Planting Raspberries | Raspberry Cane Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Raspberry planting  Raspberry characteristics The key to planting raspberry canes is to consider some fairly obvious characteristics which apply to all our raspberry plants:1. Raspberries fruit very heavily2. Their fruit has an extremely high water content2. They completely replace their f...

Growing Blueberries in Open Ground
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to grow Blueberries - I  Growing blueberries successfully is not hard if your soil has two things: a moist yet free draining quality with lots of rich organic matter and a low, acidic pH (pH 4.0-5.5 to be precise). The first is easy: you can incorporate lots of lovely acidic compost bef...

Growing Blueberries in Pots
18 Jul 2016

Growing Blueberry Plants in Pots and Containers  Blueberry plants dislike (to be polite) alkaline ground; these are typically those soils that lie over chalk or where sandstone is prevalent. If this describes your garden (any garden centre will sell a Ph testing kit if you are not sure: any...

How to Grow Redcurrants & Whitecurrants
18 Jul 2016

Redcurrants & Whitecurrants - Cultural Instructions  The currants are some of the most easily grown fruit bushes. Redcurrants, and whitecurrants are both cared for the same way. They produce tasty nutritious fruit and they are also just pretty little bushes. They are hardy and can grow ...

How to Prune Summer Fruiting Raspberries
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Pruning Summer Fruiting Raspberries  Summer fruiting raspberry canes make their fruit on stems that are one year old, as opposed to Autumn fruiting varieties that fruit on their new growth. A summer fruiting raspberry cane only fruits once on each stem, so they should be cut down to ground...

How to Prune Autumn Fruiting Raspberries
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Pruning Autumn Fruiting Raspberries  Autumn Fruiting Raspberry canes make their fruit on the tips of stems that grew up from the ground in the same year, as opposed to summer fruiting varieties that fruit on old growth. Autumn fruiting raspberry canes are really easy to prune: Do nothing i...

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