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Vanessa



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 8:24 pm    Post subject: A great year for ... Reply with quote
    

... gooseberries!

I've just picked 11lbs, which is *maybe* as much as half of one bush (but probably more like 1/3) and we have 2 such bushes!!

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

will have to check mums out she has the red and green ones she always has way too many so i help her out by brining them home with me

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: A great year for ... Reply with quote
    

vanessa wrote:
... gooseberries!

I've just picked 11lbs, which is *maybe* as much as half of one bush (but probably more like 1/3) and we have 2 such bushes!!


Just how big are these bushes, vanessa ?

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Standard size, I guess ... just totally crammed with fruit! I'm putting my hand under a branch and pulling off fist-fulls of fruits!!

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think my bushes must be minatures - they've never grown that big, and I get about 10lb fruit off three bushes.

themoron



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yep, ours are doing well too. I've had to put netting on them though as the birds like them a bit too much.

James



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 10 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

vanessa wrote:
I'm putting my hand under a branch and pulling off fist-fulls of fruits!!

that's exactly the same here! I pull up the branches & the fruit are solid nose-to-tail down the underside of the branch. picking is just about grabbing handfuls . And I've still left loads on the bushes to ripen up a bit.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Themoron ... the birds don't seem to touch our goosegogs! Perhaps because they're the sour green ones? Anyway, there'd be plenty to share at the moment!!

mochyn



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Reminds self: must pick goosegogs today!

The strawberries are going well, as are broad beans and rhubarb. Gooseberries would make a nice change: you can only eat so much broad bean crumble.

BahamaMama



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mochyn wrote:
Reminds self: must pick goosegogs today!

The strawberries are going well, as are broad beans and rhubarb. Gooseberries would make a nice change: you can only eat so much broad bean crumble.



lizzie44



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The bdooly chickens ate all mine!! Love Lizzie

mochyn



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lizzie44 wrote:
The bdooly chickens ate all mine!! Love Lizzie


They do that, don't they?

I'll see if I can get the old chap to do a fruit cage on the cheap article. Ours is invaluable.

T.G



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hubby adores gouzgoggs - our little bush has died a death though ... and the cherry tree has been robbed by the jackdaws!

Went



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ours are doing well and will pick this weekend - Apart from that so far Peas have been brilliant - loads picked, de-podded and frozen.

Good year for beetroot here as well.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 10 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mine aren't ripe yet but they are laden with fruit. Strawberries are doing well, rhubarb lessening off a bit now and quite a good crop of blackcurrants. Just wish the veg would hurry up now.

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