Posted: 11/03/2014 at 14:28
Tootles - those are Polka if my old glasses are working correctly. I planted some last spring and was picking raspberries from August to November!!!
Plant them, cut them down to just above ground level and stand well back! They'll send up new fruit-bearing canes shortly. The ones I planted last year are now sending up new canes and making a bid to take over the fruit patch!!!
And they are a lovely raspberry. We froze three boxes and ate them at Christmas as well as having them for meals throughout the autumn
Steven, I use Fish Blood & Bone, and occasional scatterings of proprietary Chicken Manure pellets on my veg patch - I get them when the GC is doing a BOGOF which they seem to do about now each year.
I also add well-rotted farmyard manure and/or homemade garden compost in the autumn or early spring.