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By Hijuju

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Ive ordered a sloe shrub/tree from DT Browns seed merchants.Not a bad price really about £7. The only thing is when i looked it up on the internet it didnt actually say where to plant it in the garden.Would it be alright to plant it near a 6 foot fence on the south side of the garden?do you think

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Don't plant it too close to that fence, it will easily get to that height and more. It is a hedgerow plant, "Blackthorn". It can get quite wide too. Suggest you google for more information.

9 Jan, 2010


--- and a recipe for sloe gin----! we've one in an old hedge and it always seems to flower early before the hawthorn

9 Jan, 2010


ok thanks

9 Jan, 2010


Watch out for those thorns when gathering the sloes, they are vicious.

9 Jan, 2010


Seems a very extortionate price for a wild shrub like that. I could have got you a dozen for nothing, ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet.
They also sucker like mad. so you will need to watch out for unwanted growths anywhere around the plant.

9 Jan, 2010

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