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#NaBloPoMO: Plugging in plants

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Today was the day to finally plug in brown sticky things. So off I went with a thermos of hot cordial. We have wellington black currant Red lake redcurrant Hinnonmaki red and Yellow Tulameen malling jewel glen clova raspberries. I already have some green gooseberries and some autumnal raspberries. Now though three out of the seven beds on project othello are filled with raspberries. I have planted raspberries before with no joy. My two concerns are that the clay may be too heavy for them, plus wetness. There were approximately 30 canes planted today and these are meant to be for the full season. All of them are traditional pink, but I am anticipating some yellow ones.

The summer planted autumn raspberries haven’t done too badly. They just don’t taste of an awful lot.

Trying again with red currants as the two plants I have, have never fruited. Those were only a pound each and I’m still waiting.