* AUTUMN-fruiting varieties of raspberries, such as Autumn King, crop later than the summer-fruiting ones, and should be abundant around now.
* Protect the last of your autumn raspberry crop from birds by netting. Pick fruit regularly as soon as they are ripe.
* Autumn-fruiting varieties are easier to prune, too – once the plants have finished cropping, you simply cut the stems down to the soil level and new fruiting ones will emerge in the spring.
* Summer-fruiting plants will already have produced new canes, which need to be tied to support wires.