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Blueberries in flower?

Hi All should my potted blueberry Patriot be in flower now? I’m new to growing them and although I know they flower in Spring it seems a bit early? Do I need to protect from frost or are they hardy? I’m in herts.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    It is early but it's been a funny end of winter/start of spring so lots of blossom and flowers are early.   The first thing they need is pollinators so leave them uncovered by day so the bees and hover flies and any other likely pollinators can get in there.  Keep an eye on the forecast and, if frost is likely, cover them for the night until the flowers turn.   

    Once pollinated they'll be fine but being frozen off beforehand means no fruits.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks Obelix, will do!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    I might sit it next to the Pulmonaria to give it more exposure to bees etc...
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    Good idea.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,464
    I noticed that mine are coming into flower and saw tiny flies around the flowers it's not just bees that pollinate.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    You need more than one for polination
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    edited March 2019
    Thanks, yes I do have another variety, but that one isn’t in flower yet. I think the yields are better with more than one but not essential.
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