If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
|Latin name:||Ribes nigrum 'Titania'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||July - August|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||80 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
Blackcurrant bush (Ribes nigrum) will thrive in any type of garden soil. Plant in full sun or part shade at around 3 feet apart. Make sure the roots of Ribes nigrum are moist prior to planting. Give them a good soaking overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Dig a sufficiently wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Place the shrub at the right depth in the planting hole and spread the roots well in the hole, about 10-15 cm below soil level. Don't plant too deep! Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting.
Did you know that blackcurrants can also be grown in a large container on the patio or decking? A standard blackcurrant remains slightly narrower and is therefore perhaps more suitable for being grown in a pot. However, even a regular blackcurrant bush can also be planted in a large pot.
Choose a nice sturdy container and layer the bottom with potsherds or even gravel. Fill 2/3rds of the pot with potting compost, possible mixed with some sand and/or garden soil. Soak the plant overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Make a wide hole in the soil in the pot or container sufficient for the root ball to fit in, place the root ball in the hole at the right depth, spreading the roots around the hole. The roots should be around 10-15 cm below soil level. Do not plant too deep. Fill the hole with compost and press firmly, leaving about 4 cm free, from top of the soil to edge of the pot. Water generously and stand the potted plant in sun or part shade.