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pip22



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 15 3:14 pm    Post subject: aldi fruit bushes Reply with quote
    

just picked up some fruit bushes in pots from aldi for 2.99 each; 1 of gooseberry Hinnonmaki red, blackcurrant ben nevis, unnamed blueberry, redcurrant jonkheer van tets and a couple canes of raspberry tulameen! also 6 strawberry elsanta. there are a few other types as well (whitecurrant, tayberry, blackberry, green gooseberry) also the red hinnonmaki's labelled as thornless but does have quite a lot of thorns on

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 15 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hope they grow well for you. Trouble is with chain store and supermarket plants, you don't know where they came from. Currently in the forestry industry we are very worried about imported plants bringing in nasty diseases and pests such as chelara ash die back, phytophra and emerald ash borer.

pip22



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 15 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks Mistress Rose hadn't realised that fruit bushes could carry in tree diseases

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 15 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They'll be all right. The most important thing about offers such as these is that you've got to get the plants well watered and into some soil ASAP.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 15 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mal55 wrote:
Check the roots on them. We bought some "Autumn Bliss" canes in pots and when we went to plant them we found the roots were heaving with Vine Weevils and larvae. We cleared off all we could then soaked them in Provado before planting. They aren't the sort of thing you want to import into your garden!

"Autumn Bliss" are great. We have an early run then another from August until the first frost. About a dozen is right.


From the thread on raspberry canes. And as I said, more exotic pests and diseases can be brought in via imports.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 15 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Hope they grow well for you. Trouble is with chain store and supermarket plants, you don't know where they came from. Currently in the forestry industry we are very worried about imported plants bringing in nasty diseases and pests such as chelara ash die back, phytophra and emerald ash borer.


It's not just chain store or supermarkets, many nurseries and mail order companies buy their plants in from abroad.

I've had better success with nursery pot grown plants rather than cheap bare rooted plants. Even so, I've still had an annoying number of failures with poor quality plants provided from 'premium' suppliers.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 15 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I agree Treodactyl. There is far too much movement of plants around the world, particularly imports from Europe. Son has a friend who used to work for a nursery company, and they brought in lorry loads. Main trouble is larger trees which are impossible to inspect properly, and as the plants are stacked so closely together, that also makes it tricky.

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