Last winter, I created a new boysenberry and raspberry bed, planting canes I transferred from my previous 1m x 2m small bed. They've grown rampantly! After weeding, my next task was to remove the finished boysenberry canes and tie in the new ones, remove raspberries that were growing outside the bounds of the allotted area, and get a bit creative with some string to hold up the autumn fruiting canes against some high winds that were predicted (but didn't eventuate this time). The flower boarder along one side also needed clearing, as did the path on the other. Here are the before pics:
The after pics are below. At one end of the raspberries, I have a lemon verbena and some soapwort. At the other end are Cape Gooseberries and Fennel, under planted with Sanvitalia.
Now I just need to decide what to plant along the border for some winter colour. Maybe I'll plant some cornflowers there. Or petunias. Or violas. Or poppies. Hmmmm......lots of choices! Just for comparison, below I a pic of this garden bed when it was first created and planted 9 months ago, in July 2014:
Amazing how fast things grow!
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