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Margo
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: FRUIT BUSHES Reply with quote

If its any help to anybody Aldi is selling fruit bushes also small fig trees.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks margo
i just got a few gooseberries and blueberries.they are good quality and my previous gooseberries were eaten to bits with sawfly for the second year running so are now in the compost bin.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Margo, i got a couple of Gojiberries, all out of the blueberriies i was told these went in an hour he even called two other stores same story. Thanks for the tip.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought Gojiberries last year. I understand they don't fruit till they are about 3 years old.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are the fruit bushes?
I paid €3 for the plants I have and am interested in how low Aldi/Lidl can go.

I bought aubergine and pepper plants in Lidl a few years ago, they were about €12 each. All I got from them were the fruit hanging at the time of buying.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was €2.99 but no more. Crikey €12 for aubergine and pepper, I paid only a euro each for mine as they had been knocked down from €3 in Homebase and they have grown into lovely plants and flowering like mad.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While it is great to see such bargains coming from the mega-stores, just a word of warning!
These plants are cheap for a reason. They are bought in bulk because the grower often hasn't been able to shift them and must get rid of them rapidly before they start failing.
A lot of pretty nasty pests and diseases are coming into Ireland on these types of 'bargains' which could have serious impacts on the Irish landscape and our gardens.
I won't go into it much more but suffice to say, Locally grown Irish plants are generally free of these serious pests and diseases and are in a much healthier state by the time they get to the gardener.
Time to support the Irish growers perhaps?

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