does anyone know about growing your own blackthorne

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does anyone know about growing your own blackthorne

Post by Enjayem » 10 Oct 2005, 22:44

does anyone know how to grow your own blackthorne, I took a couple of small (whips) last year but i dont think they have taken root

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Post by wildfowler » 11 Oct 2005, 18:52

Yes but its not worth thing about until the spring when theres new growth on the bushes

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Sloe/Blackthorn Bushes

Post by deadsloeandstop » 11 Oct 2005, 19:10


I received 3 bushes and a bottle of Sloe Gin in the post last Xmas from a friend (who has more money than sense!). Still, it was a lovely gift. The website for orders is:

They were couriered to me and arrived in perfect condition, but I think it will be a while before I get a decent supply from them.

Please note: I have just noticed it cost £ put it on your Xmas present list and hope a wealthy friend obliges.........


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Post by shinobi » 12 Oct 2005, 05:13


The BTCV do a good line in Blackthorn. You can find the right page here;

I've not purchased any myself but I reckon they must know what they're on about!! :D


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blackthorn plants

Post by mrs-ploppy » 12 Oct 2005, 07:43

You can buy blackthorn plants for around 59p each
Not sure if there'sa a minimum order or what time of year you can order them.They're good burglar deterrant too!

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Re: blackthorn plants

Post by Enjayem » 13 Oct 2005, 09:32

thanks i am going to try 5 of the cell grown ones and plant a10 ft hedgrow in my garden

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