Fruit canes and garlic overdose

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)
  • Polka

And these gooseberries:

  • Hinnonmaki Yellow
  • Invicta
  • Xenia

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!


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