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Blackcurrants and willows

3 years ago we took cuttings of blackcurrants (well prunings really)  and shoved them in the ground. Most of them rooted successfully and having survived pigs and turkeys it is time to move them. We planted some of them outside of the pig area to act as wind break / screening,  along with some willows which had been growing on in the old polytunnel area.

The three largest blackcurrants were planted into the fruit area on a bed that used to house strawberries. They were joined by a gooseberry bush. 

So in a couple of years we should increase our fruit harvest.