Latest from the allotment ….
The storm ripped up a lot of my weed suppressing fabric, and now I have horrible strands of frayed fabric all over the allotment (grr) maybe I shouldn’t have cut it. Very annoying. I also met a very helpful lady who recommended putting weed suppressing under the raised beds. She was doing a beautiful job with her enormous allotment so she has a point.
Anyway, I have planted the following Raspberries:
- Black Jewel (a black variety)
- Autumn Bliss
- All Gold (a yellow variety)
And these gooseberries:
- Hinnonmaki Yellow
Then lots of garlic – Thermidrome, Cristo & Purple Wight Garlic. Ideally I would have put these in raised beds too, but as they are not built yet the clay soil will have to do for this year.
I have put lots of manure on the ground which will be the potato patch next year, which smelt bad and somehow the smell lingered even after washing and showering!