Monday, 23 June 2008

Pinching Out & Tying Up

I seem to be spending most of my time in the garden with a ball of string in one hand and the scissors in the other. Tying the tall varieties to their support canes as they get taller and pinching out side shoots on over seventy plants is a regular duty which I look forward to.

It's amazing how side shoots sometimes hide themselves ... it's hard to believe that the long side shoot I've just removed was on the plant last time I looked!

With the promise of some good weather this week, I intend to make sure that I stop the tall varieties if they've reached the amount of trusses I have planned for them and trim some of the very small flower clusters off the large fruit bush varieties.

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