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    jofanning is offline Germinator
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    My blueberry bush that I ordered from Dobies has arrived. Unfortunately the leaves have fallen off in transit and the few I have left are a mixture of green/yellow. Does anyone know if it should look like this? Did'nt want to complain and then they say thats how they are meant to be!! Thanks

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    filthyrich is offline Seedling
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    hi jof,my blueberries in pots in the garden have now lost most of their leaves ,those left are green/red ,so it sounds like yours are ok ,get it planted remembering soil requirements ,thats why mine are in pots ground is totally unsuitable,apparently they are affected very little by way of bugs etc.

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    Thanks for that. I am going to keep mine in a pot anyway I think, I also seem to remember it needs ericaceous peat (sorry about spelling), is that right?

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    Hi, yes my blueberries have dropped most of their leaves now, just one or two pretty yellow/pink ones left, it's perfectly normal, don't worry they'll burst into life in the spring.
    Into every life a little rain must fall.

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    All of mine have gone a beautiful red colour, however the one that gets the most wind has dropped almost all it's leaves .

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    You are quite right that blueberries need acidic compost to thrive. They should be okay even though they have lost their leaves so long as you get them planted soon.

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    I am looking into getting one at the moment but I have read that you need two of different varieties if they are to do well.

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    I am building up my stock of blueberry plants- I now have five varieties - three of which arrived last week, Jersey, Bluecrop and Goldtraube. I have fogotten what the original two were called. They are now pretty much leafless- the foliage goes a spectacular red colour before dropping. I wouldn't worry.

    I took some cuttings from my other two blueberies in October and they seem to have rooted well so I may get myself a blueberry hedge at some point....

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