Grow Your Own Wild Blackberries or Thornless Cultivar.

If like me childhood memories of gathering fresh blackberries from wild hedgerows remain firmly in the past.

Perhaps it’s time to revive the child in you and whilst your adult lifestyle may have found you miles away from traffic free country lanes and bridlepaths or the removal of hedgerows by stable farmers have created a shortage of wild blackberries in your local area?

Then consider growing your own rambling canes of Rubus fruiticous or Wild Blackberries.

Remember your going to need to provide lots of room and sturdy supports for your new blackberry plants. Propagating your own from a parent plant is a inexpensive route to masses of wild blackberries.


However you may decide to improve on nature and choose a blackberry cultivar that out performs the wild blackberries we have grown up with.

There are of course lots of health benefits from eating fresh blackberries.


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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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