Today's job was to clear out the dead bits between the blackberries (still not thornless) and do a bit of pruning. Sounds easy - until I got stuck in.... forgot that we don't keep the secateurs there, so I used the rake instead. Then found out that this little area isn't quite so little - we could get about 3 or 4 more beds in here if we wanted! Also, it's been the previous owner's dumping ground for pruned branches (trees and blackberry) which has all been grassed through.
Anyway, I'm quite pleased with what I got done - took a couple of hours, which was longer than I planned, but who's ever stuck to a timetable at an allotment?! Here's a few before and after pics, I hope you can see the effect, but it's not very clear, because I did leave the live blackberries in for fruit collecting later.
Right, I'm off for a cuppa.....until tomorrow, that is.
|my Christmas present from a friend - a hug for my mug!|