It’s worth visiting the garden (our garden is a member so entry is free for members) to see the mature fruit trees which have been (very!) strongly trained and pruned, as well as some magnificent specimen trees – and the even more magnificent bush behind the garden (tracks link with the Great Dividing Trail and Lerdederg State Forest)
Unfortunately much of the berry pruning had already been carried out, but I was able to see what we need to do – it’s all about primocanes and floricanes and the particular variety of raspberry (sounds easy (!?)…. stay tuned, apparently the day’s pruning notes will be emailed). Having enough height and space on your frame for maximum fruiting growth is also crucial.
In the meantime I’m wondering about trying some other types of raspberries (after first working out which ones we actually have!) and planting a couple of tay berries and perhaps trying some blueberries in pots….
So, to June in the garden – yes, pruning the berries, finishing planting strawberries, pruning the apples and pears for structure, especially the espaliers, planting our bay and lemons …. watching the compost steam, and more, according to the June notes. Enjoy the breath of winter in the garden.
Don’t forget: Memberships are due – see Liz at The Red Store; Produce Exchange on this Saturday 10.30 – 12noon.