Friday, 3 June 2016
Logan and tayberries
We have an abundance of soft fruit in the garden. Hopefully the birds will share some with us, truthfully there is enough for us to share.
We have both red and yellow raspberries in the garden both autumn fruiting varieties. Very easy to grow and look after - you cut the canes down to the ground in January and they throw new canes up in the Spring. I like a easy life!
Loganberries (top photo) Tayberries (bottom photo are a little different. We bought both plants a couple of years ago. The Loganberry fruited in its first year and provided us with a fine crop of ever so slightly tart berries. We planted it by the side gate and trained it over an arch. During its first winter I cut all the canes down to the ground. A mistake I found out as the canes it produced that first year contained leaves not blossom or berries. You only cut the canes that have fruited and leave the new canes for the following years crop.
Tayberries are similar but a lot more thorny. Ours scrambles up a wigwam in the orchard.
The orchard being a rather grand name for a space which is approx 10ft by 6ft but it contains our cherry and pear trees so orchard it is. I drop it into conversation quit often you know!
Anyway I'm pleased to report both the logan and tayberry are smothered in fruit this year x