Blackberry plants are easy-to-grow, pest and disease resistant and require less space than loganberries, making them suitable for smaller gardens. They can be trained a variety of ways - making an attractive display over a pergola or arch; grown as a fan against a wall; or even kept in a container on the patio. Blackberries can be grown for the ornamental value of their flowers, which appear late escaping the frost, as well as fruit. Attractive, dainty white flowers, subtly flushed pale pink with large golden centres appear on one year old canes in spring before the fruit. Each blossom then produces a sweet, juicy blackberry ready for picking from late August to late September. The self-fertile nature of blackberry bushes mean they do not need to be grown alongside another blackberry to deliver a bumper crop.