I have an old (Not sure how old) red currant bush which produced about 2kg fruit this yr. It has been here since we moved in 2 yr ago. It sits right against the wooden fence in a very close to a gooseberry bush which it completely overpowers (you can hardly see the gooseberry bush) … read more

I am looking to plant some red currant bushes. 1) Will they successfully grow in this climate? (Best time to plant). 2) How do they fair in cooler weather (will they die off?). 3)When could one benefit the harvest? 4) Would they be (similar) to a rose bush & take over the garden? (Do they … read more

I purchased an assortment of fruit bushes from a supermarket and am not entirely sure which is the best way to plant them in the ground?They come in pots and are grown with small bamboo stakes surrounding them, I do not know if I need to plant them with the same small stakes or else … read more

What can I use to get rid of caterpillars that are eating all the leaves of my redcurrant bushes, preferably an organic solution?

i have strawberry and redcurrent plants, alot of the leaves are folded over at the edges with what looks like silk. i examined a leave and a small bug which looks like a green caterpillar just under a cm in size was within the folded leaf. i took off a few of the affected leaves. … read more

I bought some gooseberries, rasberries, blackcurrant and redcurrant bare roots from lidl, only the redcurrants have leafs. the others have buds but there not open? Some of the blackcurrant buds are opening but it looks very brown and dry is that ok? is it not very late for the buds? will they survive?