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Moving fruit bushes

I have moved some fruit bushes from my late fathers garden and transplanted to my own the following day. I think gooseberry and raspberry and blackcurrant from what I can remember. I cut them back to about 4 feet. Do you think they will survive as I am unsure how much of the root I got. I also would like to ask you how do I kill grass around the bushes? evelyn1979, fermoy , Co Cork Posted: 07/03/2017

All of those fruits move easily, even with a relatively small rootball. Reducing their height helps them to recover. Just ensure they are not rocked by wind, and give each a bucket of water when there is a dry spell of a week or more, during spring and early summer, or until there are vigorous new shoots and leaves. Chop the grass away with a spade, or cover the grass with black polythene or old carpet to deprive the weeds of light.

 

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