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Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:28

Don't forget to take the fleece off during the daytime otherwise you're creating perfect conditions for fungal problems to develop 

Transplanting raspberry bushes

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:57

Yes, canes are another name for the raspberry 'stalks'.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get your fruit - raspberries are my favourites 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:55

 Here you are Clari 


Transplanting raspberry bushes

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:50

If you move after you've had the fruit then it will be fine to move it.

If you move before the fruit is ready then you can move it, but must be prepared to lose this year's crop.  Before moving it I would cut the canes right down short.



Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:48

I'm not going to worry about my raspberries - after all they grow well in Scotland and they have much later frosts up there so I'm presuming they'll cope.  Blackberries should also be ok. 

I'm going to fleece my figs and gooseberries as they've formed fruit.  

Beetroot are frost hardy so they'll be ok.

Cover your potatoes with layers of newspaper, tucking it in around the rims of the containers. 

Peas and beans - I'd try to fleece them if you can - but don't panic - as you say you're in South London where it is generally milder so hopefully the frost won't be too bad - and if you do lose a few flowers more will develop.

That's what I would do - good luck 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:32

Morning Lily - have a good day 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:18

Aw!  Clari - poor you - can you grab another half hour?

Truly evil weevil

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:16

I suspect it may be a combination of a long warm autumn for the craneflies to lay eggs in, and then a mild winter - the Perfect Leatherjacket Storm 

I think we're lucky with all the bats we get around here - they seem to eat the craneflies before they breed. 

Wisteria not flowering why?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:14

Let us know how you get on 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 07:13

Oh, hello Chicky - you snuck in there when I wasn't watching - that'll teach me to chat to OH before clicking Submt 

But I have an excuse - I've been renewing my Virus Protection etc online -   I hadn't had enough coffee to do that without my brain hurting 

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