Post by Rosemary Miskin
Gooseberry and white-currant is a delicious combination
On addition to the gooseberry bushes which I still have, I used to have
the use of a short strip of ground in which I had red, white and
blackcurrant bushes, the former of 2 in particular which cropped
prolifically. One day I went out and they were gone:-(
At the back of the strip was the fence of a yard to another property
belonging to the HA who are my landlords. They were (for no apparent
good reason) replacing all the fences round here. When I complained to
the estate manager he just said they didn't know the bushes were mine.
It apparently never occurred to them to ask anybody. The fact that it
was a considerable financial loss to me was ignored.
I was disheartened and didn't replace the fruit bushes. (I do have
others in pots, but not red or white currants at the moment.) When my
sister was wanting to part with 3 youngish dogwoods, I planted them in
that strip. They have flourished and SHOULD look lovely this winter,
showing off their stems of 3 different colours. However, I know they
won't because I know some HA employees will be round before long,
hacking off everything - including my lovely tall rose - at waist
height. They do it every year. I've asked them 3 times not to do so.
Waste of breath.
Jenny M Benson