Pruning the Gooseberry Bush

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A very lovely lottie neighbour of ours gave us our first gooseberry bush this time last year. It did really rather well over the summer producing more fruit than I was expecting.  I have recently moved the plant down to the bottom of the plot nearby the redcurrant, so that they can both share the fruit cage (when I build/buy one).

It was beginning to look a little scruffy and in need of pruning. I have generally given it a good tidy up, taking any dead wood out and removing any branches that are close to the ground. From reading up on how to do the job I have also taken some of the branches from the centre out in order to aid good airflow throughout the bush and reduce the chance of disease.

Hopefully the ‘trim’ will have done it good and we’ll have a good crop next year!

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