I was so enthusiastic about getting my garden producing as soon as I could, that if I found a plant I would research the conditions it liked and plant it. Whilst this is part of the trick, the most important lesson from the garden is, of course, patience. And given my nickname, clearly the lesson I need. Here is a fine example. I found some rasberry plants, and given I love rasberries, planted them. What I ignored, or hoped would go away, was the fact that it was late autumn and clearly not the time for planting rasberries. Here's what happened
The leaves all eventually went yellow, shrivelled and fell off (I later learned they were deciduous). Then to my surprise, now that spring has sprung, a little green leaf appeared on each of them, so I loaded up the chicken poo compost, mulched and watered and here's where we are today. No doubt they will become towering giants in the months to come.