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Gooseberries In Containers (continued - page 4)

Gooseberries In Containers
(continued - page 4)

Container Growing Gooseberries
You will need the following:

Large pot, terracotta is ideal
Stones for drainage
Compost - John Innes No 2 is best
Gooseberry bush -1m (3ft) standard, or a 1 to 2 year old bush

Fill the base of the pot with a layer of stones to provide drainage, and cover them with some of the compost.

Remove the bush from its container and place in the terracotta pot. Adjust the level of compost so that the soil mark on the bush main stem sits about 2cm (1in) below the rim of the new pot.

Fill in the pot with remaining compost to 2cm (1in) below the rim. Gently firm the compost down during this process. 

Water well throughout the summer when the fruit is developing and feed with a liquid fertiliser once a week. If the plant is a standard, stake well soon after planting.

Varieties to choose are 'Invicta' and 'Whinhams Industry'.


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Name: lesley
Date posted: October 06, 2011 - 09:54 am
Message: my gooseberry bush has sprouted out lilac coloured flowers does anyone no what they r for

Name: Mr Ron Mc Camley
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Date posted: August 30, 2011 - 05:23 pm
Message: my gooseberry bush(red)laterals are very long, can I prune them back 6-8 inches. would this harm the bush.

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