This year we’ve had a series of “disasters” with our strawberries, gooseberries,
raspberries, and redcurrants.
I badly pruned the goosegobs and redcurrants – cutting back the wood which would have borne the fruit!
Luckily we still have six pounds of frozen redcurrants to use from last year’s prolific harvest.
The strawberry plants were grazed by deer early in the season and never recovered.
I must protect them next year.
And I fear the same has happened to our raspberries which have never been heavy croppers but have given a pitiful yield this year.
But on the bright side the pears, apples, quince and damsons look promising.
And I’ve planted a new jostaberry which still looks like a stick in the ground but hopefully will branch out next year.
And in other news – despite white onion rot – my cuisse de poulet shallots are looking good.
Fingers crossed they make it to harvest time.