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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Thanks all 

(NB Mr Chicky never responds to lists out of principle - it all gets done eventually.  I have learned to my cost that asking a second time counts as a "nag" - and qualifies for an automatic 6 month delay as penance)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:09

Wow  Loving that rainbow Fairy

Welcome Jo - great to hear you have a new garden to experiment with

We have Lord Lambourne too Matty - lovely apples (if the squirrel doesn't nick them)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:49
Out shopping - found cake !! Yum yum

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

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