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    clairemb is offline Germinator
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    Hi All,

    I have just bought two gooseberry bushes from my local supermarket as I am wanting to start growing a few of my own fruit and veg.

    I have opened them this morning to plant them and they have no roots. The bush is a collection of dried branches joined together in a V shape at the bottom which doesnt seem to have a root ball.

    Is this normal, I can't take them back as I didn't keep the receipt? Am just wondering if there is any chance they will grow roots or should I just not bother.

    Thanks

    Claire

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    I would take them back even without receipt you might be lucky and got exchange.

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    Do you have a photograph?
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    Take them back with packaging. Most places will exchange or give refunds.
    Buy a plant that has some leaves or new buds. - or gently scratch a branch with your nail and look for green where you've scratched. If it looks dead, its dead - leave it on the shelf.
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    Hi All,

    Thank you for all the replies I will take them back.

    I'm sorry I don't have a picture, I am at work at the minute.

    Kind regard

    Claire

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