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alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
When to move fruit bushes
« on: August 15, 2021, 11:57:30 am »
I have three fruit bushes that require moving. These are;

Tayberry
Black currant
Gooseberry

When would the best time be to move these to their new location?
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: When to move fruit bushes
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 07:24:47 pm »
In the winter, after all the leaves are off.  Prune them before the move and water them well, they will barely notice.  As insurance, you could use some of the prunings as cuttings and root them just in case something goes wrong.
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alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: When to move fruit bushes
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 06:51:18 pm »
In the winter, after all the leaves are off.  Prune them before the move and water them well, they will barely notice.  As insurance, you could use some of the prunings as cuttings and root them just in case something goes wrong.

What would i root them in? Compost?
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: When to move fruit bushes
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 07:35:54 pm »
two options:
after cutting the bottom just below a leaf node and reducing the length to about 10-12 inches by cutting the weak top off,


# make a slit trench in the garden and slide the cuttings in, about a foot apart, to about half their length labelling which is which.  Try more than you need.  In Spring, you can tell which have rooted as they will look healthy and have buds forming. When large enough, transplant to their final place.


# into a six inch pot of potting compost, slide each cutting in at the edge of the pot, about 5 per pot.


Leave in a shady place, keep watered but not sitting in water.  In Spring those which have rooted will show new buds coming and the roots can be seen through the holes in the bottom of the pot. Pot on into individual pots or plant out directly into their growing places, if your bushes have not moved successfully
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