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Moving a tayberry.

last year I was given a tayberryl from  a fellow plot holder,it hasn't produced this year but has produce about 4 ft of new growth.

i am about to move to a smaller plot and would like to take the bush with me,which means another move.

i have to move it now but the new growth is to big for the new plot and am thinking that I will reduce the new growth quite considerably,dig and move.

Has anyone got a better idea or will I miss out on fruiting next year.

As this is my first post,I will say hi


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,745

    Hi image

    I'm concerned that if one season's growth will be too big for the new plot there is little point in taking if with you ... or have I misunderstood?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • gtomp14gtomp14 Posts: 7

    Many thanks for your reply.

    that is what I am wondering I didn't think that it would run so far after being moved (about 5 ft) or is that unusual.

    i purchas d some at the sam time which have hardly moved.

  • You can buy plugs for a couple of quid, so you might as well just try and dig it out in tact and see what happens, if you don't you aren't going to get any/much fruit next year anyway!

    You can grow them more vertically too, so a small plot doesn't necessarily mean you can't grow them.

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 5,993

    Yes train it up a post, mesh or trellis, tie in at the top of your support and bend long growth over or down. As well as taking up less space it will actually produce more fruit.

    AB Still learning

  • gtomp14gtomp14 Posts: 7

    Thanks Bob and Iain,I have trimmed the runners down to about 18 inches and replanted in a more upright position and watered heavily.It has a fence on one side and I will add some support later on the other.


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