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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: fruit,rasberry,gooseberry,blackcurrent Reply with quote

i have just purchased in lidl`s 9 of each of the above,i am just getting them planted in the ground,the place where their going is damp mostly,i have planted a gunera and about to plant 2 willows ,is it ok for the bushes and will the willows and gunera drain out some of the water,all is fairly wet round me so no other options in the back garden,i thought if i planted them about 3 foot apart they would deal with the wet ground themselves? Rolling Eyes
if not i will replant them in the front but really dont want them there,i also have planted 3 apple tree`s and about to get more for the back to the side of where the fruit bushes are going,have i made a mistake in buying them? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not recommend planting the fruit bushes into the wet soil sal. The will not thrive in it, and not thriving means poor fruit. You can still plant them in the back but plant them into mounded soil or raised beds to bring them higher than the high water table you have.
As a side note the willows and gunnera will cope with wet soil, but I would not expect them to drain much water away.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks,the raised beds can be done so thats good,i have just purchased 8 more fruit tree`s from lidls,they were only 5.49,i really must stop going in there! Laughing
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