I have a secret garden, down by the side of the house. Come through the gate and I will show you ……
It is after the gooseberry patch and hidden between rows of raspberries
Each year I yank up some raspberry suckers and plant them in a new raspberry row …. I currently have 4 rows here. Before they were here they lived over in the Pear Garden but one New Year’s day we instigated Operation Raspberry and we moved them.
While I wait to fill up the rest of the plot with rows of prickly but delicious raspberries I thought I would make use of the ground. This year I planted another Meso-american three sisters garden: beans, squash and corn.
Finally this weekend I got round to mulching it with some lovely rotted straw and poo from the goat shed.
It’s a jungle out there, but thanks to Pat I now have some outside courgettes growing
and sweet corn, borlotti beans and some butternut squash.
These raspberries are autumn ones, but they start producing fruit in early July and they produce the largest raspberries I have ever seen.
N.B. For the record, I have big hands!