Tag Archives: raspberry

harvest only enough

This is a bumper summer for soft fruit – the first really good year since the garden began.  Despite the soaring temperatures and almost total lack of rain the currants and berries have produced amazingly well.  One of the blackcurrants … Continue reading

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Seen on holiday …..

Just a mention of a few things I noticed whilst having a short camping break this weekend. Firstly, I know it must take a lot of effort to keep camping grounds in order and many sites work hard to landscape with trees, … Continue reading

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Layers of fruity delights

Birds are notoriously fond of soft fruit and many gardeners take the precaution of growing blackcurrants and raspberries etc under netting or in fruit cages.  A few years ago I planted two blackcurrant bushes in the combined shade of a … Continue reading

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