5 January 2012

Raspberry Pruning.

My Picture For Today.

A bouquet by Vicki.


Calendar For Today.
07:05 - 07:20
Get up and dressed ( Personal record )

07:20 - 07:30
Prepare the dogs dinner ( Personal record )

07:30 - 07:50
Walking the dogs ( Personal record )
Note: Took Tommy and Tess as far as the horse field.

08:00 - 08:30
Had breakfast ( Personal record )
Note: Had a bowl of Cornflakes and a mug of tea.

08:30 - 08:50
See to the sheep ( Work Book )
Took across some hay.
Checked and counted the sheep.

08:50 - 09:00
Check the fruit store ( Work Book )
Note: Check the mouse trap set yesterday, there was nothing in it.

09:00 - 09:15
See to the greenhouses ( Work Book )
Note: Checked round.

09:15 - 10:30
Potting up ( Work Book )
Note: Dug up some Chrysanths and put them into pots ready to take some cuttings from.

10:30 - 10:50
Break for tea. ( Personal record )
Note: Had a mug of tea and a couple of chocolate biscuits.

10:50 - 12:45
Pruning ( Work Book )
Note: Made a start on pruning the raspberries.

  • Summer-fruiting raspberries behave like blackberries, fruiting on one-year-old canes that are cut out after harvest and then replaced by the young canes. I tie in each cane so that they are 4 to 6 inches apart and then trim of the end of each cane to a bud so leaving them around 5 feet tall.
  • Autumn-fruiting varieties, however, are cut to the ground in late winter to make way for new canes that will grow from the base and fruit the same year.

12:45 - 13:30
Break for lunch ( Personal record )
Note: Had four lemon curd sandwiches, five lemon curd fingers, a mince pie and a mug of tea.

13:30 - 15:40
Pruning ( Work Book )
Note: Continued to prune and tie in the raspberries

15:40 - 15:50
Clean and put away the tools ( Work Book )

15:50 - 16:00
See to the bins ( Work Book )
Note: Put out the black bins and recycle tubs.

16:00 - 17:00
Walking the dogs ( Personal record )
Note: Took tess round the big block.

17:00 - 17:15
See to the fire ( Personal record )
Raked over the coals.
Put on more coal.
Filled the coal bucket.

17:15 - 17:30
Got changed ( Personal record )

17:30 - 19:00
Had dinner ( Personal record )
Had mashed potato, sausages and baked beans.
Also watched 'Future Dog Fights' on TV.

19:00 - 22:00
On the PC ( Personal record )
Did some work on my calendar.
Did some more things on my blog.
Set up a dropbox account for Vicki.

22:00 - 22:15
Fed the dogs ( Personal record )

22:15 - 22:45
Had some supper ( Personal record )
Note: Had a mug of tea

22:45 - 23:00
Went to bed ( Personal record )


Beth said...

You have lost me on lemon curd sandwich and lemon curd fingers. I love lemon desserts.

Great photo of the day.

Sara said...

The bouquet is beautiful!

Maybe I would feel like I accomplished more in a day if I wrote it all down? You always seem to get so much done!

Anonymous said...

Vicki's bouquet is beautiful!

I just bought a little jar of lemon curd (because I'd never tried it and love lemon)...do you just spread the lemon curd on bread...pardon my ignorance...and the lemon curd fingers, what are they? I just ate my lemon curd straight out of the bottle, delicious! Won't be having it again anytime soon though trying to keep my weight down!

Very interesting about the raspberries! Sell them? Can them? Freeze them?

nerima roberts said...

Now I have to investigate this lemon curd sandwich thing....