The Allotment Wife

Completed raised bed and raspberry pruning


Back at the allotment this morning, where K has completed the second new raised bed and laid the lining for the new path. We will need to get some suitable gravel to put on that at some point, and he also needs to screw the end panels in more thoroughly in the raised bed, but it’s fine for now.

Path lining Raised bed

While he was doing that, I pruned the autumn raspberries as apparently fruit for these only grows on new wood so they start afresh each year. I think I did pretty well with the task too, though we’ll bring a rake down next weekend to try to sort the leaves and weeds out – but we’ll need to be careful as raspberry roots are quite shallow.

Raspberry patch

Back home, we’ve poured ourselves a generous sherry each to celebrate our hard work. Onward and upward!

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Author: annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

2 thoughts on “Completed raised bed and raspberry pruning

  1. The harvests will be big in 2015!!

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