Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is it normal for raspberries to spread this fast? And Beamer the gardening cat.

 I am not sure if you can see, but my Fall Gold Raspberry went crazy over the winter and is sending shoots up about two feet around the main plant. Is that normal? I don't know what to expect. I think it would be kind of neat to have the gold and red raspberries moosh together a bit, but I don't want any one variety taking over the whole bed. So what do you think?

As I was taking the raspberry pictures...Beamer as usual stuck his face right up at me to smash his nose onto mine. I have never had a cat do that before. He follows me like a dog all day gardening, jumps up in front of me and TA DA!!! I've never been able to get a picture of it before. How cute is this cat!? Notice how he has kinda plunked his butt onto the strawberries and raspberry shoots. Adorable.


Mark Willis said...

Re Raspberries - in a word "Yes" (it is normal). And I love the aptly-named cat - so obviously beaming with pleasure at being the subject of your photo!

Erin said...

Thanks Mark. I thought it would take a couple years to establish before it roamed that far. Fall Gold is such a delicious raspberry...I am really pleased.

Pam's English Garden said...

Erin, I'm sorry to say I stopped growing raspberries in my small kitchen garden because they rapidly tried to take over the whole space. I pulled them out 3 years ago, but I still find a shoot or two in the spring. Your cat is adorable! P. x

Erin said...

Hi Pam
I have mine in a one foot raised bed. Will that be high enough to keep them in check I wonder?