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Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:45

After all the helpful advice re successfully growing blueberries I'm now asking for help with my raspberries.

I have a chalky soil [but as yet haven't carried out a ph test altho' have just bought a test kit] & have grown a few raspberry canes for 2/3 years. They are in a sunny site, by a fence & seem to be growing quite happily but produce little fruit. I'm lucky if I get a cereal bowl full. I think they're summer fruiting & have pruned them annually after fruiting.

Would really be grateful for any advice suggesting ways in which I can increaase my crop.


Many thanks in hopeful anticipation. 


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:52

All the above is really useful--many thanks to everyone. Interesting about the raspberries as they aren't in actual fact producing  good crops. I've always presumed the soil is alkaline as I have lots of chalk around; but have never carried out a PH test. Certainly will do as it may explain reason for other failures.


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 18:46

We're very keen on eating blueberries & are thinking of planting a few bushes near our raspberry canes. Are there any tips that readers can give me on the easiness of growing/type of crop/any special conditions needed?


Many thanks in advance.


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:35

Al my problems seem to e about the same issue---ie not flowering---this year I started a dahlia patch from some tubers bought on the cheap.

To my surprise they started shooting & are now fine healthy plants flowering a variety of colours---however I do notice that some buds fail to open & seem to go rotten instead of flowering---why is this???

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Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:25
I actually tried this last year but didnt use a rooting hormone---following Monty's tips---& I now have 4 little plants growing happily in the garden AND flowering; hopefully they'll grow larger over time.

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Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:19

Come to think of it , we havent seen any ladybirds either----but have plenty of butterflies & bees---no shortage here.



Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:16

last year I split up large clumps of montbretia to make smaller clumps & spread them round the garden in a variety of places----full sun, shade & sun, shady areas etc.  The one plant that hasnt ben moved is flowering, but no signs of flowers on any of the others.

Any ideas out there??

Have heard that bulbs/corms need to be planted at least 3 inches deep---is this correct & could it possibly affect the flowering??


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:13

Can anyone please explain to me why my honeysuckle plants are quite happily growing up trellises but show no signs of flowering. They get a lot of sun--1 is planted in the ground & 2 ar in pots. I water them when soil is dry & have been feeding them weekly during the summer.

Suggestions gratefully received--thanks

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Posted: 18/03/2012 at 14:18
I have a south facing back garden in Beds & am not having much success with my rhubarb of about 2 yrs old. What can I do to produce strong healthy plants---I usually get about 2/4 thin sticks--most disappointing.

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Posted: 18/03/2012 at 14:16
I'd like advice on which climbers would be successful in my front chalky gardens that have the sun in the mornings & are also exposed to wind.
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