Monday 4th December
I am trying to use the mature compost in my middle bin so I can empty one of the side bins into it. However it is good stuff and I don't want to waste it! So today I put a couple of barrowloads onto the patch I dug yesterday where I will plant my replacement autumn raspberries.
Then I put another barrowload onto my rhubarb.
However there is still half a bin left!
After that I planted my summer raspberries. Due to a senior moment I had ordered twice - different varieties from different companies so I have a bit of a choice as to what to plant.
I planted 5 Glen Ample, a strong mid-season variety, and 5 Tulameen, a late spine-free variety. However I have changed my mind and will replace the Tulameen with Malling Jewel, an early variety, as my Polka autumn raspberries also crop early to provide continuity with Glen Ample.
(I therefore have the 5 Tulameen and 5 more Glen Ample on offer. Both are AGM varieties from removable nurseries ('Ken Muir' and 'Ashridge' Nurseries). I'm offering them at half price at £1 each cane. Catch me on site or via the website or Facebook page, where I will advertise them as well.)
I first banged in a post in the centre of the row and planted the two varieties on either side of the post. Then I banged in a post at either end and braced it against an angled post. Later I will run wires along the row to tie in the growing canes.
A quick tour of the site showed I was the last so I locked the gate on the way out.