How To Prune Redcurrants And Blackcurrants

Pruning currants makes the wickedest difference to the amount and quality of fruit because the fruits come on young wood. Left unpruned, the harvests become increasingly pathetic – too much old unproductive wood! An annual winter prune and a spring feed will inspire the new wood to come through, netting yourself a haul of about […]

How To Prune Raspberries

You’ll get the best out of your raspberries with a winter prune – bigger fruits, less disease and easier picking. For Red Raspberries That Fruit In Summer Year 1 The new canes that shoot away in spring are green and fresh – these are called primocanes. Through the summer they develop fruit buds along the […]

How To Plant Fruit Trees (And Bravely Prune Them)

Put a $10 tree in a $20 hole! Dig Dig a 20 litre hole If you are on clay, puncture the bottom of your hole by pushing your garden fork in as far as it will go If you are on sand line the bottom of your hole with wet newspaper Mix the original soil […]

The Perfect Raspberry Frame

This here is the raspberry frame I wish I’d made. Seeing it in action the summer after we’d built ours was bad luck for us, but hopefully not too late for you! Create two rows, 400mm apart using 1.8 waratah’s on an angle at each end of the row to make a “v” shape. Make […]