Fruit Patch

The twitch issue in the original fruit patch meant a quick scrabble to find a place to put the fruit netting cage, and patches for the gooseberries, rhubarb and strawberries that had already been ordered from Pomona Fruits and had arrived that morning!

The space which was provisionally kept free for a storage shed was perfect as it faced south, so today Suz and I set to, digging holes and trenches, turning the turf upside down after filling the base with well rotted horse manure, and planting the fruit.

In went:

  • Glen Ample Raspberries
  • Tulameen Raspberries
  • Malling Jewel Raspberries
  • Ben Connan Blackcurrants
  • Big Ben Blackcurrants
  • Jonkheer van Tets Redcurrants
  • Rovada Redcurrants
  • White Versailles Whitecurrants
  • Timperly Early Rhubarb
  • Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberries
  • Hinnonmaki Yellow Gooseberries
  • Invicta Gooseberries

The raspberries and currant bushes will be kept under fruit netting. The strawberries, which are yet to arrive, will have their own smaller netting, and the rhubarb and gooseberries will be left to fend for themselves in the open…poor things.

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