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Category Garden Published 1 February 2019
During the colder months it can be slower to find stuff to do in your garden, but that doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels.
See below to see what tasks you can find to complete before Spring kicks in.
Raspberries are expensive to buy in the supermarkets, so why not grow your own? Apart from saving you money, the taste of perfectly ripe fruit is far superior than anything available to buy in shops. Now is the perfect time for planting bare root raspberry canes in a sunny or partly shaded spot with well drained soil. Most will take a couple of seasons to establish before they bear fruit, but ‘Glen Lyon’ long-cane raspberries will reward you with lots of large, bright red fruit this summer.
Plant against a wall, fence or support wires attached to stakes. Dig a 30cm wide by 8cm deep hole, and spread out the roots. Cover and water well. Space raspberry canes 60cm apart. Alternatively, plant several canes in a large pot and draw the tops together with twine to form a wig-wam shape.