Day 271: the random raspberry

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


The raspberries are not very purposeful in my garden. I think one year they might have been – I’ve a vague memory of posts and lines and tying in, but then came a relocation to the wilderness at the back of the garden because I wanted some raised beds and a herb patch where they’d originally been growing. Of course, I didn’t manage to get them all out of the ground, and now remnants of the old raspberry patch pop up in unlikely spots and, instead of pulling them out, I leave them among the cosmos and kale because, when this time of year comes around, there are few things more welcome to the gardener than a fresh, sun-warmed raspberry absent-mindedly snaffled straight from an errant cane. 

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Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, blogger, podcaster, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking the image above.