Monday, 14 October 2013

Raspberry Cane Assault


It seems a long time since the raspberry canes were producing their plump fruit. Their leaves are beginning to fall as autumn drifts into winter. I decided to attack the rows of raspberries today and extract the old woody canes. These were cut as close to the ground as possible. That done I excised the weak canes and those that had dared to grow outside the regimented rows. Looking at the remaining sentinel canes there was still a bit of a forest. The recommended density is six canes per foot. The healthy but superfluous canes also succumbed to my secateurs.


Another autumn task completed.


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