Only 2 more days to go before I say goodbye to my old patch. Fear not! I am starting a new challenge. I have transplanted some fruit plants into my new courtyard garden, where I can grow fruit and veg that will tolerate a little bit of shade. I dug up some Rhubarb crowns
from my old garden - normally you wait until Winter dormancy to do this, but the leaves had already died back on some of these crowns so I hope they will like their new home.
Ditto this Tayberry
that I planted just 3 years ago as a small plant. This Tayberry
put on some amazing growth throughout the Summer so I pruned it back a bit and took these two leaders for transplanting. A Tayberry is a fairly new cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry
. It will tolerate a little bit of shade so I can train it up this brick wall. I hope this transplant works, I couldn't bear to leave it behind so it was dug up and replanted within a couple of hours.
I also took some raspberry canes
from my old patch too. I hope they will be happy in this raised bed. If the shock of transplanting isn't too much, then I can provide ideal conditions for them. So, Rhubarb crowns on the left, raspberry centre and tayberry on the right.
It was a magnificent harvest of my family fruit trees! I picked these apples yesterday, hope to store some of the best ones, and eat and juice the others. Onwards and upwards!