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Summer or autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: Today at 19:41

At a slightly educated guess I'd say they're autumn fruiting - cut them down to ground level now, dig them up, sort them out and replant

Raspberry

Posted: Today at 19:38

The wonderful thing about raspberries, and Polka in particular, is that they freeze so very well, really holding their shape

 

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: Today at 19:36

I've seen new growth badly damaged by frost - but it's up to you

Raspberry

Posted: Today at 19:23

Fidget, I planted 3 canes in Feb 2013 - last year we had raspberries most days from August onwards, enough raspberries for 8 lbs of jam, and ice cream boxes full in the freezer, we're still eating them.

You'll be drowning in raspberries in a couple of years time with 12 canes!  I can think of worse fates

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: Today at 18:35

It looks like a variegated Pittosporum to me.  I would cut it back in mid April - pruning before then risks new growth being damaged by late frosts.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 18:18

Totally agree Fb - the programme's ridiculous

And while we're talking about ridiculous programmes - I was listening to Brain of Britain (as I usually do on a Saturday at bedtime) and they described Ground elder/goutweed as 'a creeper'!  No wonder no one knew what the heck they were talking about   What is the world coming to ...

Raspberry

Posted: Today at 16:49

I grow the autumn fruiting variety Polka - trouble free to grow and a heavy yield of large very tasty fruit - we're having some from the freezer for our Burns Night Cranachan this evening.  Highly recommended

Burns' night

Posted: Today at 16:45

The haggis is cooking in its bath in the oven and the whisky sauce has been made.

The neeps and tatties will be switched on in about 40 mins and the curly kale has been prepped.

Raspberries from the garden (via the freezer) are thawing, oatmeal has been toasted and the honey and whisky are waiting to be added to the cream for the Cranachan.

Now my feet are up in front of Death comes to Pemberley and my knitting is on the go.

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: Today at 14:55

Or possibly one of the Lavateras http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Lavatera/clementii.html

ID please

Posted: Today at 14:53
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Purple stained bird droppings on fences etc are a dead giveaway in Autumn!

If you're lucky - we used to get it on the washing on the linen line

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