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    madhatterlizzy is offline Seedling
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    Default blueberry help please

    I have inherited a blueberry bush - don't ask - but it appears to be dead!! - only one green twig for want of a better description exists - I cut off the old dead ones - it looks very sorry for itself - any ideas on how to bring it back to life - or is it hopeless

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    they like their feet wet, so i'd give it a good watering with rain water (or if none available, a tip I read on here is to add a dash of vinegar to some tap water... not sure if that works though).

    the green woul dhave been last years growth (all my bushes are just forming flower buds now), so it could be a late cropping type. Do you know the cultivar?

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    I've lost my blueberry bush this year, when I've looked at the roots (what were left of them)...they were all dead. Bit miffed to be honest it was a leaving present from my team, but it's in the green bin now and going to be replaced with a dwarf cherry tree .

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    I planted three in pots last year.......two have leaves and buds , the other one is just sitting there ....They have all been treated the same ......just one of lifes great mysteries I guess.
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    Mine sat outside in a pot over the whole winter and its now full of leaves.

    Madhatterlizzy, maybe you should'nt have cut it back as it probably would have produced leaves on those bare branches.

    And when your back stops aching,
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    Hi - put the very sad blueberry bush into a mixture of water, miracle grow and vinegar - and have been told to leave it there for at least a week - apparantly it should "come back" - tip from a very old gardener friend of my fathers!!

    the "sticks" I cut off were dead - I checked first - now the waiting begins

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    Last year I was told to bury a chopped up lemon around the bush. My blueberry bush had its best ever crop last year, it must have worked.
    I believe they do love acid soil (ericaceous compost )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    Mine sat outside in a pot over the whole winter and its now full of leaves.

    Madhatterlizzy, maybe you should'nt have cut it back as it probably would have produced leaves on those bare branches.
    mine seems to be flourrishing after a winter of neglect
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