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Latest posts by chicky

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:58

Wonderful - thanksDove - that saves Mr Chicky a job then

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:38

This is our first year of growing autumn fruiting raspberries, and they have been brilliant - still eating bowlfuls with my breakfast here in October.

i know i am meant to cut them right back when the leaves fall (do I do it in autumn, or wait til spring?).  And are they likely to need staking next year?  This year the stems have been self supporting - do they get taller in subsequent years?

OH is planning to put up posts and wires, but not sure it is necessary.

many thanks 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:12

Bit short on Ribena Dove - if you see any on your travels

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:45

Victoria - that is my new schizostylis you spotted - Fenland daybreak

Your garden is looking lovely Lizzie - so pleased you got accepted

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:35

I like "all the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today"


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:30

Nearly all mine are hayloft - they took 2 or 3 years to flower, and I bought some from GC's already in flower to add to them (and because i was impatient).  But now the plugs are much better plants than the ones bought full grown - i guess they have established themselves in situ, so no transplant shock.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:23

Morning all

No rain here yet, but its on its way.  Forecast for tomorrow looks good, so that will be my gardening day.  But must go and have a look at it all before the rain - not been home in daylight since last weekend


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:22

Welcome Apricot.  And well done Lizzie for getting in the "livre jaune" - or whatever they call it.

Beau - hope viewings go well.  Yvie - hope aches ease soon.  Lesley - think we are all due rain soon.  And great to see you MrsG - you've been missed!

My manic work stint is now over for a bit .... great day today, so it was all worthwhile.

And now ...... time for GW (well, in an hour)


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:12
Great space DD - I can smell the roses already . Lovely space - is it freshly weeded or reclaimed from grass?

Hope the foot recovers quickly Ggirl - hate it when old injuries come back

On a train into London for the second part of my working day.....roll on Friday


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 06:49


Good luck for moving day Lily, and good luck with the Garden Inspector tomorrow Lizzie (will be out early tomorrow, so unlikely to pop in here).  I'm sure your garden will wow him - its perfect for an open garden.

Pitch black here now, so no idea what weather the day holds, but got some welcome rain yesterday.  The ground was hard and dry when I was planting at the weekend - a pick axe would have been handy - so rain is good at the moment.  I can't face the great annual weedfest until the ground is a bit softer.

off for a lecture thing in London this evening - so might catch you all when I'm on the train later.

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