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Gautama
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Soft fruit bushes. Reply with quote

I'm hoping to plant some soft fruit bushes in my allotment plot. I have loganberry and tayberry in mind.
What is the best time of year to plant these? I'm thinking October/November?
I'm digging the ground at present and intend to fertilize with rotted cow manure and compost. Would these be the best?
Also, where's the best place to buy such bushes? I've heard there is a place in Wexford that is "the best". That they have many varieties and supply to both commercial and private growers. Does anybody know what the name of this place is?

Finally, is there anything else I should consider?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

name of supplier of fruit stock; patrick English fruit farms Raheenduff adamstown Co.Wexford.. well rotted cow dung is best for the berries. Planting time october to next march. Give plenty room up to 12 feet apart.(053)9240504.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having done some research on this site I think I'll also grow blueberries.
Do these bushes need to be supported?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, blueberries do better on acid soil, so just keep that in mind when you plant them.
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