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Old Thursday 19th May 2016, 19:48
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Blackberry help!

On a whim about a month ago we bought a blackberry plant (we are trying to make our garden bird-friendly) that was on a special at a local supermarket. Soaked it for 24 hours then planted it (on 22/04/16 to be exact). It had a good healthy root and was basically just a single stem approximately 8-10" long. Since then it doesn't seem to have done anything other than it appears to be becoming 'woody'. Is this usual?

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Chris
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Old Thursday 19th May 2016, 21:37
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It doesn't sound normal, Chris. With a sharp knife, or a finger nail, scrape away some of the woody stem. If it is green underneath, then it is fine and healthy and will grow. If it is brown all the way through, it sounds as though it has died. I take it that you have been watering it since it was planted, and you've not had any frosts?
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Old Sunday 22nd May 2016, 19:00
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Hi Kits,

Apologies for the delay in replying! No frost and regular watering (if anything I probably over-water new plants). Doesn't look good for it I'm afraid, that's all of 1 up the Swannee! On a brighter not the Viburnum also bought from Kaufland is going great guns!

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Old Sunday 22nd May 2016, 23:07
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At least it was only 1, Chris! Glad the viburnum is doing well - a lovely plant.
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