A couple of questions

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  1. AndyW72

    AndyW72 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi all,

    What can I bung into my raised bed at this time of year? Obviously our extremely predictable weather makes it easy!! The bed is 8'x2' ish.

    Also I got a raspberry bush and a gooseberry bush growing but I didn't cut them back in the Autumn, can I cut them back now?

    Thanks

    Andy
     
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    If it's fruit and veg you're interested in Andy then I'm the wrong person, but somebody will be along to help you out I'm sure. :)
     
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      Not a lot at this time of year, the only thing I've got ready to plant is Broad Beans.

      If you have a cloche then a sowing of lettuce might give you something.

      Depends what sort of Rapsberry - Autumn fruiting need cutting down to ground level now. Summer fruiting - need the old canes cutting right off after they fruited, leave the new canes alone (these will bear fruit this year)

      How old is your gooseberry, assuming it is a bush? There are different pruning regimes depending on age.
       
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      Errr the raspberry fruited summer into autumn!! Thats not helpful I know!!

      and the gooseberry I bought last year from the poundshop and it went straight in.
       
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      I'd take a chance and prune out the older canes, hopefully you can still see the remains of the flower bearing branches - the older canes will also be a darker colour.


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