TRACIE. I was replanting about 6 feet away so there was no long distance to transport them. I've moved a mature blackcurrant about this time of year. Peruning at the wrong time can mean loss of flowers for a full season. Blackcurrant bushes in Canna House garden, Small Isles, Scotland. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. Black currants grow best in locations that receive morning sun and afternoon shade, or dappled shade part of the day. Hi, Wonder if anyone can help. Logged Rosemary. Blackcurrant bushes prefer a slightly acidic soil so adding wood ash, which turns the soil alkaline, is not recommended. Pruning New Redcurrant Bushes. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Just wondering what the best way to move it will be at this time of year? Blackcurrant bushes are planted deep, so each year they produce new shoots from below ground. Blackcurrant bushes need constant renewal to ensure heavy crops. I have lifted the bush, and placed in the largest pot I could find. Identify any stems that are weak and wispy, as well as any that are drooping towards the ground. Click to enlarge. Pruning currant bushes is necessary to keep the form of the plant, remove any diseased material and, most of all, to keep the plant’s interior open. Primrose KG Regular Posts: 6930 Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:50 pm Location: Bucks. 15-03-2010, 05:21 PM. I have some blueberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes on my allotment but I want to move them to my garden. Best to make any pruning cuts to an outward facing bud – we are after a bush which is not crowded out in the middle. Thanks. I have 2 Boskoop Giants which are still cropping profusely after 20 years but I now want to move the whole soft fruit plot to a different part of the garden. In spring, feed with pelleted chicken manure or other high potash fertiliser, and add a thick mulch. ANSWER: The yellowing of the leaves could simply be a lack of nitrogen in the soil. I know I need to prune it, to help it cope with the shock. The same applies to those grown in containers, although where these are placed close to the house on the patio the fruits might escape predation. Blackcurrants growing on a blackcurrant bush. I have a fruit garden with currents gooseberries and raspberries and need to move the plants into large pots (polystyrene boxes with holes punched). Blackcurrant bushes Moving the blackcurrants is not a difficult job. Thank you. Re: MOVING BLACKCURRANT. Older branches will bear fruit, but quantity and quality decline with age. Care of Currant Bushes. pH of 6 to 6.5 preferred. Blackcurrant bushes need plenty of watering and feeding – particularly if container grown. It's the small fibrous roots which take up water and nutrients. Is it possible to move them now or do I have to wait till spring?? Older branches should be pruned after you’ve picked your blackcurrants, and every year you should remove a third of any old stems with black bark by cutting them down to ground level, or to a strong new shoot. Toggle navigation. x 1417. A pH of about 6 is ideal for blackcurrants and the ground can be limed if the soil is too acidic. An average blackcurrant bush will require a spacing of 5’ and it will grow the same in height. When you cut back, cut back all of the thick old stems. 0 x who needs the gym when you have an allotment. If you take cuttings from a fruiting branch (ie two year old+ branch) then it will fruit the following year if the new roots become strong enough. Choose stems that are weak or low to the ground to remove as well. Currant pruning is a quick annual chore and part of regular maintenance. We would recommend that you chose ‘Ben Hope’ for best disease resistance. Position. 3. Top. Don't prune for the first year of their life. Black Currant Growing Guide Crop Rotation Group. Miscellaneous . What is the problem and what can I do about it? Currant bushes live 12 to 15 years, so it’s worth taking the time to prepare the soil properly. It is important to prune Flowering Currants at the right time. I just cut around them with a spade and then go under them to lever them out. My own inclination would … April 2017 in Fruit & veg. I HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE IT TO MY OTHER ALLOTMENT AS IT IS IN THE WAY AT PRESENT. Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Blackcurrant bushes are pretty hardy, I have moved mine a couple of times, but if they should die, then you can plant the cuttings into the space afterwards. Rich soil with compost dug in. Categories ; Discussions; Sign in; Forum home › Fruit & veg. Established, mature blackcurrant bushes are normally pruned after the summer harvest has been gathered, but they can also be pruned this month. Space blackcurrant bushes 1.8m (6ft) apart. Suffolk, England, UK. The heavy rain in winter and spring may have washed a lot of it out of the soil. The time to prune is when they are dormant, mid-winter to early February is a good time for this garden job. Although young blackcurrant bushes are easily available it is effortless to grow blackcurrant bushes from simple 8″ cuttings (twigs of blackcurrant bushes). Let GardenAction guide you through this process with pictures and sound advice. Both bushes survived and are doing pretty well, despite the low rain and high heat we've been having. Re-plant in the new hole and water in. Should I dig it up and pot it now, ready for an April move, or wait until close to moving day and then dig it up and transport it bare-root, straight from one piece of land to the next? A simple guide for DIY gardeners. Prune blackcurrants in autumn and winter. My own twenty fruiting bushes were propagated from a single plant. Some varieties are slightly more or less vigorous than this and of course it is also dependant on soil, but 5’ is a good average. Bob Leponge Life's disappointments are so much harder to take if you don't know any swear words. Bushes grown in the open ground should be netted just as the first berries are beginning to turn colour. Bear in mind all the points given above, and aim for building a well shaped, upright growing bowl shaped bush which will probably start on a single stem for about 5in (15cm) from the ground. Step 5. Set each plant at least 6cm (2.25in) deeper than it was previously, so it develops into a multi-stemmed stool bush. It is just a little time consuming. Jeanied. A mature woman gardener gardening weeding around blackcurrant bushes and comfrey plants in her garden in spring Wales UK KATHY DEWITT. They are relatively shallow rooted plants and taking them out is fairly simple. You will need to get rid of these to encourage stronger, healthier growth. I do water them occasionally, but probably not as much as I should. Blackcurrant breeding at the James Hutton Institute began in 1956 and the programme has developed to become one of the world’s largest for Ribes, with the 'Ben' series of cultivars now grown commercially worldwide. Nobody has any currants ready to eat in their garden at the moment, but many of us have fruit bushes rapidly coming into bud, and for those who do not grow any, then believe me, you should. Pruning Buddleias – Butterfly Bushes – How & When To Prune GardenSeeker.com is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. PRUNING BLACKCURRANT BUSHES Pruning of blackcurrant bushes is very simple. Make sure there aren’t even any small gaps in the netting as otherwise the birds’ will find it. Spacing for blackcurrant bushes. Should be fine. Dig up your gooseberries by removing the same size ‘plug’ of soil by digging around and under the plant. Gardening Guru. Additionally, it does not require any protection or warmth. I think it was just too much stress. At the present time, it is estimated that Institute cultivars occupy over 95% of the UK cropping area and around 50% of the global area. Any advice? Also the bushes redcurrant and blackcurrant are starting to shoot is it too late to prune? Nicola on Saturday 9 February 2013 "Can anyone advise me of the practical age limit for transplanting blackcurrants. Too late for you, but I used mychorrizal fungi, when I needed to move all my fruit and they certainly did well on it. Propagating Blackcurrant Bushes Hardwood cuttings are a great way to create more blackcurrant bushes, because it's easy, quick and has a very high chance of success. Post Cancel. Keep weed-free during the growing season and when the fruits start to mature, net your plants to protect from the birds. To move your bushes dig a planting hole in your new position approx 30cm wide and 20cm deep, break up the sides of the hole with the spade so it doesn’t have a smooth wall. Post by Primrose » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:17 pm . Cutting away the old growth rejuvenates the blackcurrant bushes and allows room for new, more fruitful growth. The unripe berries at transplanting did not mature, and are now withering and falling off. Although the bushes are winter hardy, frosts during the flowering period may adversely affect the yield and cold winds may restrict the number of flying insects visiting and pollinating the flowers. Take cuttings as backup - blackcurrant cuttings strike quite easily. Comment. Join Date: Jul 2009; Posts: 8474; Share Tweet #7. The big roots are the ones which anchor it to the ground. moving fruit bushes. We show you how and when to prune Ribes at the right time and in … Head back one-year-old shoots to the next growing point to force branching. I am having to move an establishing blackcurrant bush - it has been in the ground for 3 years, but we are moving house this summer, and this bush has to come with us (huge sentimental reasons). My blackcurrant bushes have turned yellow with brown marks all over them. How to prune a blackcurrant bush. nin Posts: 216. Add controlled-release fertiliser like Seafeed seaweed and poultry manure pellets on poor soils for individual plants if compound fertiliser wasn’t added when preparing the soil. Soil. Thanks Nicola." Just make sure it's firmed in well.