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Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Fully Hardy
Blackberries are best planted in a well-drained soil of loam, clay, sand or chalk within a neutral, acidic or alkaline PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun as they will need full sun to flower and produce fruits. Blackberries are well suited to a wildlife garden and are best planted against a wall or fence so the canes can be tied.
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If you have chalky, sandy or heavy soil, amend the soil with plenty of organic matter before planting.
Regularly tie canes to wires on a wall or fence. In their first winter, cut back all side-shoots produced on the main canes to 5cm (2in). When the plant is two years old, after fruiting, cut fruited canes down to soil level and cover the cut canes with compost. Spread a thick layer of well-rotted compost or farmyard manure over the roots in late winter every few years.
It is possible to propagate Blackberries by seed or tip layering, which the plant does naturally.
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