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A plan to grow Soft Fruit for Four People
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 ...

Planting Raspberries | Raspberry Cane Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
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
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 ...

Pruning Summer Fruiting Raspberries
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...

Pruning Autumn Fruiting Raspberries
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...

Delivery Explained - Bareroot Soft Fruit
18 Jul 2016

These are bareroot soft fruit plants, delivered in the winter season.  You can reserve these plants now for winter delivery. This is the cheapest way to buy soft fruit. They are easy to deliver, handle and plant. Winter is the best time for transplanting. The winter delivery season f...

About Strawberries - An Introduction to growing strawberries | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
18 Jul 2016

Strawberry basics  Your strawberry plants are grown from shoots called runners that were produced by adult plants during the previous summer. These are encouraged to take root securely and allowed to grow before being lifted and sent to you. When your plants make runners of their own, yo...

Planting Blackberries
18 Jul 2016

Planting Blackberries    Training & Pruning Blackberries - Browse Blackberry Plants For SaleWhere you can grow Blackberries: Blackberries in the wild are vigorous & invasive, even in poor soil and shady corners. These qualities make them ideal for getting fruit from problem ar...

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