Sunday, October 22, 2006

More pruning - loganberries

From November till Early March is when you'll need to prune your fruit bushes. I have one loganberry plant that tries to take over an entire wall every summer, so there's a fair bit of ad hoc pruning going on with the fresh shoots during the summer.

Once the frosts have started, it's time to get serious, and really neaten thing up. Fruiting occurs on 2 year old stems, so any stems that have already fruited should be cut back as close to the ground as possible. Any other (one year old stems) are next years fruit bearers, so neaten these if necessary, and tie them back if you have planted against a wall.

And happy berry picking next summer!


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