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'How To Prune Blackcurrant Bushes'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th November 2012

…Click here to view details of our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Shaun Osborne Question: Hi there could you advise me on the how to cut back my red and black currant bushes? Answer: Hi Shaun. Blackcurrants and Redcurrants need slightly different treatment but they can both be pruned from autumn to

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session February 10th 2012

…planted your blackcurrant in the last 4 years then simply remove any weak or damaged wood from the base of the stem. Try to retain a basic structure of up to 10 sturdy stems to create a nicely shaped, open bush. Blackcurrants fruit on young wood, so after the fourth year you can start to encourage…

What to do in the garden in July

Pruning these species in the summer reduces the risk of these trees getting silver leaf disease. * • If you've trained your apples and pears as cordons, fans or espaliers, give them their summer prune now to maintain a good shape. * • Prune the fruited stems of your blackcurrant bushes

What to do in the garden in February

to plant raspberry canes for the coming summer. * • Prune apple trees and pear trees whilst they're still dormant. Leave plum trees, cherry trees and apricots until the summer as pruning these fruit trees now will make them susceptible to Silver Leaf disease. * • Prune blackcurrant bushes,

What to do in the garden in January

…* • Leave plums, cherries and apricots unpruned until the summer as pruning these fruit trees now will make them susceptible to silver leaf infections. * • Prune blackcurrant bushes, gooseberries and redcurrants to maintain a productive framework. * • Try forcing rhubarb plants by…

What to do in the garden in August

…couple of hours and then bag them up to use over winter. * • Tidy up strawberry plants and remove any old straw from around the plants to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of pests and diseases. * • Prune the fruited stems of your blackcurrant bushes after harvesting. * • Cut…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…rotted manure or compost (take care not to mound it up around the stem). Wait until late spring before you begin to prune out any dead wood and keep it well watered this summer while it’s new root system is developing. It will take a year or two to fully settle into its new home. Name: Mary…