The bank holiday has seen me splashing out in style on a raspberry plant. I wanted to grow some perennial fruit and got excited when I did a little research and found out that some varieties of raspberry can be grown in containers. So I got a very healthy looking raspberry plant, a cheap one of those big, flexible rubber buckets (which I cut holes in the bottom of) and a big bag of compost and potted it up. It cost £14 altogether and I'll be very happy with this if it pays me back well with fruit.
The plant is called Autumn Bliss and, you've guessed it, is an Autumn fruiting so should produce some fruit this year. I'm excited about trying out a new crop and will be guarding it from pests and diseases with my life.