It’s time to prune your Autumn-fruiting Raspberries, among other jobs for February. Autumn raspberries fruit on this year’s growth so now is the time to cut them back down to ground level in order to encourage new shoots for the Spring growth. It’s a great way to neaten up the garden too at this time of year when everything is looking a bit straggly and worn down.
I grow Autumn Bliss and also at the allotment I used to grow a gold variety which tasted just as amazing as the normal ones. I think I prefer Autumn Raspberries to Summer Raspberries. They fruit at a time when other fruits have mostly finished and (I think) are simpler to look after and more robust than Summer varieties. But that’s just me – what do you grow?
Oh and I don’t normally garden with my leather gloves on. My usual gardening gloves were left in the potting shed and were waaaay too cold to wear!