Sorting Out The Raspberries

Last year I thought that it would be a good idea to utilise the spaces around the raspberry canes and plant lots of strawberry plants. However, what happened was that the raspberries lost a lot of nutrition too the greedy strawberries and I did not get a good crop of rasps.

Now I have weeded and lifted all the strawberry plants as well as putting down a lot of chicken pellet manure, I hope this will aid this years raspberry crop.

I have read that tying or grouping the canes together helps protect the canes in high wind and I am pleased I have done so as we are suffering really high winds in the North East right now.