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    I took a few gooseberry cuttings last year, 'bunged' them in amongst the raspberrys (thought they would be safe from the dogs) and 2 of them have made it through the winter and have green shoots on them, do I leave them where they are or can I dig them up, put them in pots until they are a little bigger?

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    One of my gooseberry bushes had babies everywhere!!! I have chopped them off and bunged them into the soil and even in this weather are doing well! I think I'm going to need a recipe for gooseberry schnapps this year now!! You probably should pot them up etc, but i wouldn't leave them with the raspberries for too long, as you will disturb their roots when transplanting. I usually do a pretty good job of killing off cuttings so I just put them directly into their final position and can leave them alone now..apart from a bit of feed.

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    I would move them aswell because of the raspberry roots. We stick our cuttings in to their final position from the beginning but if you are worried about the dogs why not put any future cuttings straight into pots.
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    Stick your cuttings in the final place you want them to grow, gooseberries don't like to be moved too much and the production of the crop is effected if you keep moving them.
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    Thanks for that I will move them and plant them with my other gooseberry

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