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How to Grow Blueberries

Fresh, homegrown Blueberries are possible!  Blueberries are superfruits with special health giving benefits.  They can be grown in the ground or in containers.   Site Sunny, although will cope with partial shade. Sheltered from wind and frost. Soil Acidic, so
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How to Grow Raspberries

Raspberries are a soft fruit that is easy to grow, easy to use and easy to eat.  Raspberries are loved by gardeners, chefs and children. Site • Sunny, although will cope with partial shade. • Sheltered Soil • Must be
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How to Grow Red and White Currants

Red and White Currants make a very special jelly which is used as a glaze in fruit flans &  an accompaniment for meat dishes.  Red & white currants are not as vigorous as blackcurrants.   Site A sheltered spot Sunny, although
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How to Pick Raspberries

Raspberries are picked by pulling them gently off the stalk so that the white hull is left behind, attached to the stalk.  The raspberries will come off easily when ripe.  If they do not leave the stalk easily they are
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How to Grow Blackcurrants

A Blackcurrant bush can yield 4.5 kg of fruit and remain productive for 15 years.  They are very vigorous and a satisfactory plant to grow. Site • A sheltered spot • Sunny, although will cope with partial shade. • They
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How to Grow Blackberry, Loganberry and Tayberry

How to Grow Blackberry, Loganberry and Tayberry Blackberry, Loganberry and Tayberry are all types of soft fruit which grow on canes.  Blackberries, also known as brambles, are a common bush in the countryside where they grow wild.  But modern cultivars
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How to Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are very easy to grow and always produce satisfying results. It is important to understand that the strawberry plants can only develop strawberries after their white flowers have been pollinated by insects. Strawberries are the fruit of the flower.
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How to Grow Gooseberries

Gooseberries grow on bushes.  They are very hardy and have been grown in  gardens for hundreds of years.  Gooseberries have great nutritional value having twenty times as much Vitamin C as an orange!  They are also a good source of
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How to Grow Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial, coming up year after year.  Rhubarb provides a large crop from a small space, and is harvested from May to August. Biologically, rhubarb is an interesting plant: • the fleshy stalks provide the food that we
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Preparing Raspberry Supports

The new summer fruiting raspberry canes have arrived & we are still preparing the supports. Raspberries become very heavy when they are in full leaf & covered in rain, so the supports have to be firmly fixed in the ground.
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