gooseberries or should say no gooseberries!
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Hi all, must apologise for not being on for ages but haven't forgotton you! I have 7 gooseberry bushes of which 2 are very old and produce abundant goosegogs every year without fail. The other 5 are younger but still a good few years old and they too have always given us fantastic crops ...huge and yummy. This year, though, the latter 5 have produced all of about 10 berries ie 2 per bush (slight exaggeration but certainly not enough to make a single tumbler of gooseberry fool) The funny thing is that these 5 are in a fruit cage so it is not bird or squirrel attack whereas the other 2 are out in the open garden. All the bushes look really green and healthy...any help as to the cause of this dirth of goosegogs?
- 26 Jun, 2009