It's taken two years but the first blueberries have arrived:
Here's how they look today:
It all started as a big disappointment as the three "bushes" I ordered turned out to be more like twigs.
|Bushes - or twigs - Day 1 21-3-2010|
Their first winter was spent especially well protected
Even before they arrived I had spent a lot of time and money preparing the ground for them. I had a paddling pool/sand pit that the children had grown out of.
|Preparing the ground Autumn 2009|
This was buried two foot down
|Preparing the Ground 2|
...and filled with ericaceous compost- about 5 bags worth in the end.
|Preparing the Ground 3|
At one point it looked as if it was all for nothing:
but they bounced back.
|One year Old |
Now, two years on, things are looking rosey
|On the vine|
Unfortunately given the recent inundation we can't have the confidence to eat the crop, but at least we are providing some snail food!