Tag Archives: Summer Fruit

The season begins!

In my garden one of my bramble-berries has fruit ripening, and thus it is time to bring out the nets to keep birds away from the goods. I wish I knew where the stiffer netting got to as last year … Continue reading

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Bird-net time!

It is high-time to protect Rubus crops in Perth with bird nets. You want a stiff and fine-weave net over a flexible and open net, as the latter will forever get caught up in the thorns of the brambles and … Continue reading

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Upcoming season’s fruit in the making – October 2015

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Time for picking and bird netting

Youngberry bramble with ripening fruit Youngberries protected with bird netting Your local hardware store should sell bird netting either packaged or by the metre for a very affordable price. The netting should last for years if you don’t handle it … Continue reading

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The season is nearly here – berry-eating season!

The season for youngberries (December-January) is fast approaching and bunches of green youngberries can now be seen developing on the canes, but it is interesting to see how different is the stage of development my other Rubus berry bramble at … Continue reading

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Youngberry with spots on leaves, and new shoot looking for soil to grow in

Do not be concerned if your youngberry grown in Perth is now (late autumn) showing spots on leaves. This is normal, and the leaves will drop. New leaves will come in the springtime. One task that you do need to … Continue reading

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What do youngberries taste like?

In all my life I have never tasted any fruit more delicious than the youngberry (and related blackberry varieties). This is why I go to the trouble of growing them, along with the fact that berries are expensive to buy … Continue reading

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