A few months back I bought a red gooseberry plant. Down to my lax gardening efforts, it is still in its pot. It was semi trained when I bought it but really I wanted to train it as a cordon. The bush had a short stem & then it broke into two long stalks. I snipped one of the stalks, pulled off some of the lower leaves & stuck the stalk back in the pot next to its sibling.
I really wasn't expecting much, I truly thought I would end up with a withered stick. I had given the pot a glance as I walked past it over the past couple of months but nothing more. I had a closer look though a couple of days ago. This being an attempt to tidy up some of the garden you understand & was pleasantly surprised to see I had two plants.