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Blackcurrant help

Plot75Plot75 SurreyPosts: 69
Hello lovely people, hope you're doing as well as can be. 
I planted two bare rooted Blackcurrants last year (forgotten the variety name) and although they have plant of leaves on, they're still only around 3-4 inches tall. I planted them in with some compost and fed them but why so small? Sun all day too so was wondering if they need moving or what else can I do? Surely they don't take this long to grow? 
Mix 2tbsp of white,granulated sugar with 1tbsp of water and place on a spoon for a Bee to reach. Sometimes they're too exhausted to reach back to the hives when it's hot and dry. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,135
    Could you show us a photo of them? It helps the old imagination..😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Plot75Plot75 SurreyPosts: 69
    Hello pansyface, thank you for replying, at the plot tomorrow so will take a photograph then (should've thought of that beforehand) sorry
    Mix 2tbsp of white,granulated sugar with 1tbsp of water and place on a spoon for a Bee to reach. Sometimes they're too exhausted to reach back to the hives when it's hot and dry. 
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    a picture would certainly help but my ben connan which is a small variety - planted it last year- is now only 10 inches high.

    I think the problem is the condition you got the plants in. Cut right down to the stump and this 4 inches is new growth from the bottom?

    A good plant will already be a foot tall when you buy it so when you plant it, it will have that start and could produce fruit the following year.

    Yours will need to play catch up this year so don't expect any fruit, as long as the leaves look healthy then you will just have to be patient.

    And by that I mean really patient as it will take a year to catch up and another 3 years for fruit bushes to become productive.


  • Plot75Plot75 SurreyPosts: 69
    Here's the poor little one... 
    Mix 2tbsp of white,granulated sugar with 1tbsp of water and place on a spoon for a Bee to reach. Sometimes they're too exhausted to reach back to the hives when it's hot and dry. 
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