Posted: 05/04/2015 at 18:33
Well done Matty - sounds like you've been busy. It is horrible when you feel like you're chasing your tail in the garden isn't it? I had that last year when I 'missed' a lot of March and most of April to indoor commitments and it felt like summer was half over before I caught up.
Please be careful though - you don't need to be knocking yourself out just yet. If the garden is a bit behind & not as good as usual this year it's not the end of the world. Sounds like your OH is giving lots of support which is lovely Nice pic & Happy Easter to you too!
Clari - You should still be able to summer prune your pear tree. Winter pruning encourages growth so, if you want to restrict the size, summer pruning may be better
Dove - I have also been digging out the strays from my raspberries - I cannot believe how far those runners travelled in just 2 seasons. Fortunately mine are growing in a 5m square area well away from ornamental beds. I am trying to control them into a neat row but it's a battle. Wouldn't be without my raspberries & cream tho'