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I have two gooseberry bushes.i have had them round two years they are in pots of 12 inches they dont give me any fruits atall not even a flower were am i going wrong.i didnt prune them they are only between 12 and 18 inches high as for food i have not fed them not sure what to feed them. i like to thank all who are helping me with my problems you have all been a great help to me



When and how are you pruning them? Are they in sunshine or shade?

23 Mar, 2012


What compost are they in and are you feeding them? A high potash feed asap may help. (Should really be done in Feb.)

23 Mar, 2012


what is potash feed. i havent pruned them they are only about 12 to 18 inches high.

25 Mar, 2012


Suspect they are pot bound, need a good feed and even more water.

25 Mar, 2012


General fertilisers have a balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Potassium (potash) is the one that helps the formation of flowers and fruit and you can often buy it separately. However when I tried this spring I found the price of a granular one had shot up beyond what I'm prepared to pay so will put on a general one like Growmore instead. Tomato fertilizer is an example of a liquid high potash feed and this is why its used on fruit and flowers through the summer. You wouldn't use a liquid one on fruit bushes at this time of year though. Potash is highly water soluble and is easily washed out of the soil. Would it be possible to plant them in the ground?

26 Mar, 2012

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