Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:23
Another warm and sunny day.
Was out in shorts and t-shirt again
Birdy. If the sun comes out to play it's in the garden all day here.
The gooseberry bush is by a 4ft fence, didn't get much off it last year as it was covered in blackfly and had to take off a lot of the shoots. Must be keen to fruit this year, me thinks it's about right time for picking - June. The fruit is various sizes, some quite large, some small. If the big fruits picked now the plant puts more energy into the smaller fruit and you get two pickings.
It did get a good mulch of well rotted horse muck about March time, along with the currant bushes and alpine strawberries, all in the same bed. Red and white currants are looking good and the strawberries are in flower