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Postby PatsyMFagan » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am

A quick google came up with this :

https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/fruitar ... %20advised.

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Postby herbidacious » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:37 pm

I am always too scared to prune my raspberries. It's not helped by not being sure which is which. But perhaps I should bite the bullet this year.

I didn't have a good raspberry year, really. (Although I think I somehow missed a lot - found them shrivelled up). Nor did I last year. just dribs and drabs. I look with envy upon the jam-making quanities that my friends seem to be able to harvest. What am I doing wrong? I fertlize them in the spring. edit: and mulch with manure... but maybe not enough?
Probably should have watered them more? Fertilize again early summer?

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Postby herbidacious » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:41 pm

I think I might just have to cut them back a bit willy nilly as they are getting ridiculous. I also have a pot which I know is an autumn one that needs to go in the ground.

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Postby Suffs » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:01 pm

I cut all autumn-fruiting raspberry canes down to the ground in Feb ... then feed with Fish, Blood & Bone and mulch with compost/well rotted manure etc.

https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/p ... ane-fruit/

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Postby dennispc » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:06 pm

Thanks Patsy, the link says midwinter. And thanks Suffs, my ancient copy of the Fruit Expert says February so that's what I'll do.

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Postby Hope » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:30 pm

I normally prune my raspberries back to the ground as soon as they've finished fruiting. (easier to tell which have had fruit and which are new ones then too!) That way I can shred them and get them on the compost quicker too.

It's been warm enough today for my greenhouse auto vents to open. I pulled out two of my wigwams of beans. Still two left in pots on the patio that have a few little beans left. Trying to decide where to plant my garlic and broad beans (job for another day, though!) There's still an awful lot growing!

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Postby PatsyMFagan » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:44 pm

Hope wrote:I normally prune my raspberries back to the ground as soon as they've finished fruiting. (easier to tell which have had fruit and which are new ones then too!) That way I can shred them and get them on the compost quicker too.



Autumn raspberries fruit on new stems each year, so they are cut back to the ground in the Winter. (As Suffs does) Summer raspberries bear fruit on the previous year's young canes, so their pruning needs to be more judicious .. only cutting back older canes at the end of their fruiting season, leaving new canes to overwinter ..

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Postby Hope » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:30 pm

yes, that's why I cut back after they've finished fruiting, whatever type of raspberry they are!

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Postby scullion » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:33 pm

unfortunately you then cut off the leaves that are fueling the new growth and are weakening the plants.

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Postby Hope » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Oh, I hadn't thought of it that way. ok, will be more patient with my pruning in future!

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Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:25 am

scullion wrote:unfortunately you then cut off the leaves that are fueling the new growth and are weakening the plants.


And cutting off the potential fruiting canes the following Summer. Monty Don explains this most years. The hard part is identifying whether you have Summer or Autumn fruiting raspberries ..

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Postby Hope » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:38 pm

some of mine are very obviously autumn fruiting ones, because they don't fruit until about October and don't ever ripen - they just go mouldy. I'm gradually getting rid of them as they are useless! I let them fruit in the summer, but they don't produce much and the fruits are really tasteless. It's a yellow autumn variety. Really not worth having. I intend to replace them, when we've decided how long we intend to stay here...

(I love my summer raspberries though, but I can't remember what variety they are!)

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Postby Hope » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:13 pm

I find it easy to tell which have fruited and which haven't by the colour of the stem and the stalks of the raspberries left on the plant. Much easier straight after they've fruited than later in the year anyway!

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Postby Suffs » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:31 pm

When we grew Polka they started fruiting in August ... large juicy and very tasty raspberries that freeze very well. Highly recommended. :yum

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Postby Hope » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:47 pm

thanks for the recommendation Suffs. I've got Polka on my list, and Joan J, which seems to be good too. My summer ones finish in July so more in August would be lovely!

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Postby PatsyMFagan » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:28 am

Monty did a large article on Autumn (and Summer) Raspberries last night on GW ..(repeated tomorrow morning about 8 am if you missed it ) ... He planted 2 different kinds of Autumn fruiting bare rooted plants, one being Polka (can't remember what the other was) -- he also explained plenty about time to prune both early and late fruiting canes .. :thumbsup

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Postby herbidacious » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:12 pm

Yes, I saw that. I bet there was a rush on the dwarf variety he potted up! Something 'beauty'?

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Postby Rainbow » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:50 am

Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of flowering bromeliads in our, very small, back garden. Looking quite spectacular, I thought :D

But unfortunately sideways, and I can't see how to make them the right way round!!


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Postby Busybee » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:01 am

Sideways or not still spectacular Rainbow.

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