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How to Grow Rubus (Blackberry)


Blackberry

Position – Full sun

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Summer

Hardiness –  Fully Hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Blackberries

 

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.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here



 
  How to plant

How to plant Blackberries

 

If you have chalky, sandy or heavy soil, amend the soil with plenty of organic matter before planting.






    How to care for

How to care for Blackberries

 

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.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Blackberries

 

It is possible to propagate Blackberries by seed or tip layering, which the plant does naturally.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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