Woo-hoo I’ve discovered I’ve got raspberries! On my first day (yesterday) I spent my first hour on my new plot uncovering the raspberries from underneath the couch grass, dandelion and creeping buttercup. Lots of old canes broke off in my hands, but there were a few new green shoots poking though, which was heartening to know they haven’t been choked. Should have remembered the camera, but in an hour all I cleared was about 1.5m square. (The whole plot is 117m sq, so at the rate it will take me 78 hours- Gulp!)
Met 3 other plot holders and have already got an contact for a local famer who would deliver a trailer load of horse poo for a very reasonable rate. Didn't have long as I had to be cleaned up and ready for dining out on curry (Bay Spice) on the seafront, then the hilarious film "Kinky Boots" at the Electric Palace .
Today I've not been to the plot, but haven't been idle! We now have a new 210 litre water butt rigged up to collect from the kitchen roof and I've put up the 8ft bamboo canes for the wedding sweet pea cordons. I really need to get them out of the greenhouse as some are over a foot tall! Would they survive any frost we may get? Would fleece protect them?
Have to go, He Who Doesn't Dig has made dinner and I know there is home grown rhubarb crumble for pudding- yum!