The autumn raspberries are now ready for the spring, it is great to have another area sorted. I am a little worried about going away for so long but I feel the garden will be fine. I will just have to work hard when I get back. With autumn raspberries you need to cut them to the ground in the winter, they will fruit on the new wood from the next spring. They are plants that need to be kept in order or will really take over. We have put a mulch of comport on the top and less broken down compost in the middle of the row. It is an area that still has a little bind weed in, I will keep on top of this in the spring.