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  • #52761

    compostpope
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    Hi all,

    Does it make a difference if you plant them in a seperate corner of a bed in ericasious compost or in containers? Planting in a bed would seem to lessen the need for watering…

    Thanks,

    CP

    #52794

    beverley
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    Hi CP
    I have a collection of 3 different types of blueberry. I “compromised” by creating a small raised bed for them, which I filled with ericaceous compost. In the winter, I mulch with pine needles.

    I understand that blueberries are moisture loving plants, so watering seems to be inevitable; I give mine priority for watering and endeavour to keep the soil moist.

    Useful information can be found at:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/growfruitandveg_growingblueberries1.shtml

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/blueberries

    Keep them covered as the birds love the berries and they will disappear in the twinkling of an eye!

    Best wishes
    Beverley

    #52818

    compostpope
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    Thanks Beverley,

    I planted them in the corner of our fruit bed yesterday and promptly watered them in with tapwater instead of the rainwater I had specifically collected (I’d blame the enthusiasm of my 5 year old for using the hosepipe for this mistake but to be honest my ageing brain means I make these kind of errors all on my own…)

    I’ve learnt from the links above that I should have planted 2
    different varieties, so it’s back to the garden centre for me…

    CP

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