raspberry renewal

IMG_1694The raspberry cage had become horribly overgrown and last year’s summer fruiting crop was not great. Also, the farm manure, while very welcome, had imported a lot of persistent weeds that had tucked into the root system. Radical action was indicated. It was not as hard a job as anticipated to dig out the old canes (I left several along the back row next to the wire) though contortion was needed around the gooseberry spikes!

IMG_1697I also pruned the currant bushes to more manageable proportions and got out most of  the invasive mint roots that had crept in under the perimeter boarding. Silly of me to have planted it adjacent in the first place; but such a lovely scent when brushed against…  So here are the newly planted bare root Tulameen summer fruiting canes, dusted with mycorrhizal fungi as they went in. I left some strawberry plants too.

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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1 Response to raspberry renewal

  1. Total admiration. And inspiration 🙂 Says the indoor writing-hermit. I hope to get digging again soon, with some help.

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