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Where to site a gooseberry bush

A friend who is giving up her allotment gave me a gooseberry bush. I have a book that says that they don't mind a little shade - is this true? 

Second (beginner's) question: will the gooseberry mind sharing a bed with a large tuft of tall grass and some euphorbia, or will they eat all it's food?


  • I have gooseberries in the shade and they are fine,they like air to circulate through the branches to stop sawfly and I dig up all the tuff grass so as not to encourage these little gritters and also its best to plant them in plenty of space so they are not competing for ground  because they can get bushy.

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