Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
Do you ever come across newly set up gardens in your travels? I found one yesterday when following a diversion in the back lanes between Biddenden and St Michaels. The young plants were climbing up substantial canes,while the poles and wirework were work-in-progress.
That's a stage I've never seen in my 'x' decades, although I know that the only active hop growers near home have replanted their various gardens on a cyclic basis, usually with one lying fallow for a few years.