A gooseberry bush

With it being warm weather, in spite of the recent rain I felt there was no harm in giving the pots and the compost bin a watering from the water I’ve used today to clean one of the sheep’s fleeces I got from friends. So, I was merrily pouring away when my neighbour popped her head round the end of our adjoining fence and asked if I would like her gooseberry bush.

As you can see, it’s in a rather large tub at the moment, so we had to drag it round to my side of the fence and fortunately there is not only a space in front of the bins for it but I only take them out when they are full. In other words, I won’t have to move it too often while I prepare the ground for it.

Also, the bush produces red gooseberries, which is exactly what I had been aiming to get for the garden. You may just be able to see one or two of the fruits which remain from this year’s crop. So, it is definitely viable and hopefully will respond well to being in the ground.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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19 Responses to A gooseberry bush

  1. Good luck – I hope it brings you lots of fruit and joy

  2. Mrs. CN says:

    Hello Helen,
    I’m a new follower 😊.
    Goodness, gooseberries! It’s been so long that I’ve even read the word- living in Japan I’ve never seen gooseberries. My mother had a large garden and berry patch and this post made me think of her.

    I hope your bush grows big and strong and provides a bounty of berries!

    Best wishes from rural Japan-

  3. Any babies underneath it?

  4. Clare Pooley says:

    A lovely gift! I hope it thrives.

  5. skyeent says:

    What a lovely gift! Hope it does well for you.

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