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    Just wanted to share my delight of having just picked 7kg of gooseberries from 2 3yr old bushes!!!!

    They only produced a token gesture last year...and on top of that, the lower branches have started to root where they are in contact with the soil...so more baby bushes next year!!!!!

    Have to say though....that if babies really do come from under gooseberry bushes, the midwives should have a massive payrise...my arms are torn to shreds!!

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    lol well done Nicos - I've not had the courage to do fruit yet...maybe next year!
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    Well done, Nicos! I only got about 5 gooseberries from my little bushes, but I think I had a little help harvesting. Oh well, I did want birdies in the garden and they do say be careful what you wish for...

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    I've got five goosberries too, Sluglobber. Enough for a very small fool

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxHillGardener View Post
    I've got five goosberries too, Sluglobber. Enough for a very small fool

    who you callin a fool????

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    My Gooseberry fruits are smaller this year...anybody else hove this problem..?

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    Me, i have 1 red gooseberry bush and 1 green, the red has 7 berries on it, the green has 4...all except 1 on the green bush are vary small, normally their 10p size. They had lots of flowers on them, but most fell off..on the other hand my blueberry bush is cover in berries.

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    I harvested about 1.5 kg and when picking it reminded me why I haven't grown them for many many years. I think you have to be a bit of a masochist to grow them as it is impossible to harvest without getting stabbed to death.

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