Tie in Raspberry Shoots

Keep picking Raspberries, and Gooseberries this month, not forgetting to look after the plants. When you have picked the last of your summer Raspberries you can safely cut down all the fruiting stems to ground level.

Tie in the new shoots, if you have too many new stems cut some of these out too, you will have fewer stems but bigger and better fruit next year.

Tidy up the Strawberry bed too, cut back any unwanted runners, trim the foliage on the main plants and remove all dead and yellow leaves with sharp Secateurs.

On Gooseberries cut back the main shoots and side-shoots to five leaves - this will encourage fruiting shoots for next year.