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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:19

I think I should've grown redcurrants instead of autumn-fruiting raspberries - they fruit so well and love the spot so much they're a bit more rampant than I'd bargained.  

I think when I'd had them before they'd not been so happy with the soil as they are here. 

I've just taken the Sanseveria, a succulent (echevaria?) and a cactus outside and stood them in a tub of water.  They all need potting on - they're totally potbound, but if they go in bigger pots they'll be too big for the windowsills 

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:08


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:07

More than likely  - the ex was a builder - I had to paint all my tools pink or he and the men walked off with them 

Is this a Clematis?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 13:04

Hi Runnybeak - to post a picture you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  If it doesn't work let us know 

Autumn Raspberries / Pruning

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:58

Hi Urszula - I've answered your query on the other thread 

You can find it here 

Ideas to assist an amatuer gardner

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:57

Hi, to upload pictures on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:55

The new canes will fruit in the autumn - they won't have flowers yet.

You have two options with pruning autumn-fruiting canes.  

If you prune them as you do your summer-fruiting raspberries the older canes will fruit earlier and the new canes will fruit in the autumn, but the fruit size will be reduced.

I follow the second method and prune every cane of  my autumn-fruiting raspberries down to ground level in the winter - usually Feb - they will then throw up lots of new canes in the spring which will produce large fruits in the autumn.

I hope that's helpful 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:35

I've got a fledgling blackbird residing amongst the raspberry canes - I shall be moving him on if he's still there when they're fruiting 

Mini greenhouse basics

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:33

That's what I do Andy, and it worked last year.  

When the weather really warmed up last year I took my chillies out of the mini-greenhouse and stood them out in the open garden - the pollinating insects found them more easily and we had a fantastic crop 

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:32


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