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    I had a good Crop of Gooseberries last Summer, but the Gooseberry Sawfly, took every last Leaf. What is the best thing to do, before it comes into Growth again.

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    Hi Tina. I’m sure it will have lost all its leaves anyway by now. There isn’t anything to do until it comes into leaf again, I wouldn’t think. It depends if you are organic or not and I am so I don’t know about deterrents. I’m sure our gurus will know. I always prune mine in the winter, taking off dead and crossing branches and making sure the middle is clear to keep the air circulating.

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    Like you, I had a bush, chez le Pres, a few years back Tina, that was stripped. I hard pruned and it was gradually coming back to life, so :fingers-crossed: :rose:

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