The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162614   Message #3871938
Posted By: Steve Shaw
16-Aug-17 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hedgerows and Verges
Subject: RE: BS: Hedgerows and Verges
Look for the long, straight, sappy, leafy new shoots that have no flowers or fruit on them. They're the ones that will carry next year's crop. Don't cut them off. After the picking has finished you can cut away most of the shoots that have flowered this year, then train those new shoots along wires. The advantage of this is that the berries next year will be far easier to reach. That's a counsel of perfection. You could just leave the whole lot to do its own thing!