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Green fingers
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Fruit bushes Reply with quote

I am putting my fruit bushes into a raised bed. These include raspberry, strawberry, blue berry and kiwi. My question is do I need anything else with my well rotted manure, soil and compost to keep them happy?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blueberries prefer acid soil. Raspberries can sucker, Actinida chinensis (Kiwi) can be large Actinida delicosa is the one found in supermarkets while Actinida kolomikta is tolerant of low temperatures and should survive in Ireland, I never have luck with strawberries in the ground tks to birds and snails, nice collection best of luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwi not doing too well. It was growing
gallant in the house in a pot, but when I put it into the raised bed in the tunnel it stopped growing. The leaves look like they are burned around the edges.
Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a kiwi that did the same last year but then it took off and is flourishing now and i have it outside.
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