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I have been redoing my berry gardens.I’ve added lots of compost and sheep pellets to try to boost the soil. I’m also going to get some mushroom compost to use as a mulch; will also be good to make the soil more acidic; which my berries will like. My boysenberries have been allowed to run all over the place so I thought I’d tie them up with a bamboo teepee. Once of my raspberries also needed tying up; the others aren’t getting enough sun so aren’t big enough to tying they will be moved to a sunnier spot very soon.
Bamboo teepees are so cheap, easy and fun to make:
All you’ll need is 3 or 4 bamboo sticks of the same size, some twine and a pair of scissors.
Wrap the twin around and in between the sticks. This needs to be tight but you’ll also need room to allow the sticks to be spread out.
Now get a hammer (I used a brick) and hammer the teepee into the ground. Wrap your plants around or through the teepee.
My berries look so much happier (and tidier!!!). You can actually use these for any plants. Last year I used these teepees for my tomato plants. Here’s an arty farty photo for you too!
Fingers crossed I’ll get a good crop of berries this year. Yummy!!!