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    Hello fellow growers, I thought I'd drop in and say hello as I have just started my own fruit garden. After just realising I have a Tayberry tree at work (it's Huge) I decided I had to grow my own as the fruit was delicious. I have a decent back garden but with just ornamental plants / trees and a decent unused area so over the Christmas period I've had a huge clear out, made 8 large raised bed planters and went on a shopping spree trying to find other fruits and berries that (hopefully) should grow in the North East UK.

    After discovering the Tayberry at work and discovering how nice they tasted, I wanted to hunt down other fruits I haven't heard of before (generally because they aren't sold in the shops as they can't be commercially cultivated or are still native abroad) so I gathered and ordered the following list:

    Tayberry

    Serviceberry (snowcloud)

    Jostaberry

    Funberry

    Japanese Wineberry

    Honeyberry

    Goji Berry

    Pink Blueberry

    Chilean Guava

    3x Blueberry variety

    2x Raspberry variety

    10x Pineberry (Hawaiian Strawberry)

    10x Strawberry

    So as you can see, quite the collection of things you wouldn't see down the shops. I am going to be documenting how well each plant grows on Youtube and I have an introduction video to the plants before I planted them here (if the link works): https://youtu.be/mcG7pNMjymM and I would love it if others would subscribe to my channel and follow along with the progress of some of these unusual plants as I I have uploaded all of the planting videos to here :
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtd...VkRp-_7iTSSG6g

    If others out there have grown the above, it would be good to hear how well they have done in your general location to see how they compare to the north east where I am based, thanks for reading.
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    Link to the channel has an error and it won't save the edit, so (hopefully) here is the correct link
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtd...VkRp-_7iTSSG6g

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    Hello UFG and welcome.
    I've grown most of the fruit on your list over the years - some more successfully than others.
    Haven't tried Serviceberry or Funberry http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...rry_94936.html
    If you search the Forum you'll find most of your fruits mentioned by someone.
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    Hello and welcome TUFG, Ive edited your first post to use the correct link.

    I grow tayberries, and raspberries, are you going to add supports in? Tayberries need some good wires. Are your raspberries summer or Autumn fruiting varieties, summer varieties also need some wires. it's probably best to put these in now while they are freshly planted.
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    Thanks for the replies and for fixing the link, it would let me edit but nothing happened when clicking save
    No Kiki fruit will be grown here, I have never been a fan of the fruit on the occasional time I have tried it so thats one to avoid for me.
    I do plan on putting up some trellis for the Tay & Raspberries but as they are not much more than twigs at the moment, I have plenty of time to get the trellis sorted... I still have to get another large planter made for the blueberries and unsure where to put the Guava's as yet too, this half of the garden has gone from an out of sight dumping ground to overflowing with fruit planters in a matter of less than 2 weeks

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    Hello and welcome, TUFG. Hope you have lots of success with your garden.
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    Welcome to the forum,you have worked hard the last few days,well done,i grow autumn raspberries,no trellis,but would benefit from a support on the outside of your platers,like a poles and rope,just to keep them from flopping over the paths,Blueberry needs a different compost,ericatious and only use rain water,good luck with your growing,plus pics would be nice when you got them all planted up.
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    Thanks again, yeah I've worked really hard over the xmas period, had took 12 days off work and only had xmas day as a rest so far haha.....
    I was going to run some wire down the middle of the raspberries to both support them and also to sort next years wood from the current year. I already have 2 large bags of ericasious soil for the blueberries, I'm just waiting on a late whiskey barrel planter xmas present from my brother to put them in so I've potted up the smallest potted ones for now. I've just been out and used the last of the decking I bought to make another planter, 50x40cm and put one of my Chilean Guava's in there, still 2 of those to pot up too but need more decking for more planters, it's expensive trying to keep everything looking the same when I have a shedload of large pots I could use (but they just don't look as nice ).
    I plan on constantly updating my YouTube channel with the progress of the plants & bushes so most updates will be going there first but if people are interested in pictures too, that could be arranged once they all get going

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