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Whats up with my blueberries

Hello i have 2 blueberries bushes, 1 late n 1 early fruiting. For some reason they are not doing very well, i have checked the soil ph it is well alkaline. I know they dont do very well in alkaline soil but my neighbour has some and they are alot more bushy. Anyway i was going to lift them and replant them in ericaceous compost, when would be the best time to do this if at all. image

The above is goldtraube i think


Not sur of this one.

Any help is appreciated..


  • They really do need acidic conditions.  If your soil is at all alkaline, then I'd grow them in pots, in ericaceous compost and top dress them each year with leaf mold, keeping them well watered.  Have you deciduous or evergreen varieties?  Sunshine Blue is a good evergreen one and Bluecrop one of the best deciduous varieties.


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,609

    I have mine in pots for this reason, the pots arent massive,nor are the bushes, I only bought them last year, but have had a fantastic crop this year.  Caught the birds pinching them early on, so as soon as the berries were nearly ripe, they were squeezed into the cage my Hubby made along with the gooseberries and raspberries.

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