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    Molly is offline Germinator
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    Default ...and blackberries

    Was also wondering whether anyone had tried growing a blackberry plant in a pot, and also whether you knew how to 'reuse/recycle' a cutting/plant from the wild...

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    Peg the tip of one of the brambles down & it will root. You might want to do it in a pot to make it easier to move.

    As to growing in a pot, I've got one that a bird has planted for me
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    Believe me it's not hard. I've spent 15 years trying to get rid of them.

    Just drop a berry on a bit of ground where normally nothing would stand a chance. Turn your back for 5 minutes then when you give a startled glance behind you because something has smacked you hard between the shoulder blades and blocked out the Sun whilst lacerated your leg don't be suprised.
    It's Godzilla the Blackberry thicket.
    The plus side is you'll have no problems ensuring an active old age. You'll be fighting it back until you die.
    You'll also be sick of Blackberry Jam.
    If anyone says 'Summer Pudding' in your hearing you will vomit into the nearest receptacle.
    You-have-been-warned.

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    40 years ago my father burned a blackberry bush to get rid of it because i was getting shredded every time my ball went into it. This year it came back, you would not believe how big and strong in such a short time, so i also suggest you keep it in a pot, dont let it escape a blackberry bush is for life not just for christmas.
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    Many thanks, will try it in a pot at the bottom of the garden and hope not to cause a partial eclipse or (permanently) scar the children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly View Post
    Many thanks, will try it in a pot at the bottom of the garden and hope not to cause a partial eclipse or (permanently) scar the children...
    Take my word, even if you put it in a pot it will grow out og the bottom and root in the ground. I,ve been there and experienced it.

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    Their are loads of wild blackberries in the hedgerows which can be picked for free!
    I can understand growing a thornless one or a named variety of even one which has a sentimental value, but a wild one!!!

    Seriously, don't let me put you off if thats what you want to do, go for it

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    Put it in a pot and give it somthing to climb, AND DONT TURN YOUR BACK FOR A SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The other option is to send your kids to our house to pick all ours,
    that way they get scarred and get enough blackberrys to make jam etc, with out the work.
    and dont say we didnt warn you when your post next year reads, help how do i get rid of my blackberrys.
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