Thursday, September 08, 2011

Raspberries, Finally



Our hopes for an early raspberry crop was dashed by a couple local deer that jumped the garden fence. Even the electric fence wire didn't keep them from their six-foot vault. We put in the water squirting care crow and that is keeping them out. The raspberries have recovered sending out new shoots and flowers that have finally turned into ripe berries.

It's funny how the birds will rob every ripe blueberry if given the chance, but they seem to leave the raspberries alone; to my benefit.

6 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

This post reminds me - a bear was spotted by the raspberry bushes this summer - just a matter of yards from the cottage. My worst fear - come to fruition (so to speak...) ;)

5:00 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Maybe you could surround the blueberries with raspberry plants and keep the birds away!

I spotted a cougar at Walmart this weekend but I was in absolutely no danger whatsoever. (grin)

5:16 AM  
Anonymous dalia said...

can you mail raspberries? :-) Our plants didn't bear fruit this year. I'm not sure why...

1:05 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Sorry, Hon, you'll have to come out for a visit. The canes could be old and it helps to know what to cut away at the end of the year to improve your next crop.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

uh, raspberries? hey, BEST friend...........

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Yeah right...

3:59 PM  

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