Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:24
The start of my message will appear off message but please bear with me. Sadly my mum passed away earlier in the year ( following a short illness) which means my life has changed immensely and I have had no time to spend on the allotment since last August. The allotment has got well out of hand (though I have tried to pop across occasionally to try to keep it slightly under control) and I am now faced with the decision whether to keep it on or not. I suppose I don't really want to give it up (I have had it for about 8 years) but I have to be realistic (I have a half allotment 125m2) and I have other hobbies as well which I don't want to give up. I was thinking that having a smaller patch in the garden means I could potter in the evenings for half an hour or so rather than having to spend huge amounts of time on an allotment fearing it would get out of control. I have tried finding someone to share with without success.
One of the last things my mum gave me were some new raspberry canes and whilst it may sound stupid but I don't want to leave those behind if I do give the plot up (they are now 2 years old). I have a long flower garden but don't really want raspberry canes invading this. They are Glen Jewel canes and I was wondering if I could dig them up and grow them in pots on my patio. It is a sheltered area which gets sun from early morning until mid/late afternoon. I have a couple of small areas where I could grow a few carrots or lettuces, etc but it is the canes which I am most concerned about. I can probably even fit one of the rhubarb crowns in somewhere.
Has anyone got some advice they could give about the canes or have perhaps been in the same/similar position and how they made the decision.