Early one morning during the third week of April, I decided to tackle trimming the raspberries myself, I dove right into the task as Moon lay in the grass watching.

I wanted to get to them just at the end of their dormant season (late Winter or early Spring) so the canes I missed last Summer after they fruited could be taken out first, making trimming easier.

Thinning out the canes that will bear this year's berries, I placed them in the nearby wheelbarrow.

In a few hours, the Pres would be awake and I could ask him where he wanted to plant them. In fact, I decided that he could do the planting...LOL!!

Once the young shoots were planted along the fence, we knew that Mother Nature would take care of the rest.

Since these are native raspberries, we knew that the layers of decaying leaf mulch would do the trick.

The next two pix were taken May 9th so as you can see, in just a few short weeks, thanks to all that rain I complained about, our established berry patch should do well this year.

The newly planted shoots are doing well also...loaded with buds already!

just seeing, saying, and sharing...


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Ann said…
That's a nice looking berry patch.
Raspberries are my favourite.
eileeninmd said…
Hello, they are looking great. I hope you get lots of raspberries.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!
Susie said…
JP, Oh my gosh....good for you. That looks like some very nice berry bushes. The Prez and you will be eating some wonderful berries. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
I just love raspberries ...

All the best Jan
How wonderful to have such flourishing raspberry bushes! I know how wonderful fresh berries taste. WE have been getting a lot of rain and even some snow hee in Colorado--the wildflowers will be beautiful in June.
FAB said…
Raspberries ... yummy.

I'll be looking forward to picking those that I look after in my parents' garden. They are looking their best this season.
Rambling Woods said…
Oh yes, "YUM"....That looks like a pretty good sized bushes...Michelle
UplayOnline said…
I hope you get lots of raspberries.


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