Anyway, let down by absence of string, I moved on and pruned the autumn-fruiting raspberries (Joan J) and in the process gained a stonking pile of pea sticks from the prunings.
Frugal or what? The raspers will look better once they've been weeded so you can wait for a picture of those!
Then there's a load of work to do around the summer-fruiting raspers (Glen Summat-or-other). They didn't deliver many rasps last year but had their best-ever season in terms of actual growth, which means (hopefully) a good crop this year. But they too need a better support system, done early and with wire into which they can be tied. That'll make a radical change; they're normally done [too] late and with yet more string because they've degenerated into a floppy mess because they weren't done early enough. This year I'm determined to get on top of them early enough!
and 'poles' view of the hazel clump. Neat!