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Raspberry plant Driscolls Maravilla Where to Buy?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 14:37

Something I should have asked - when I just looked in passing at prices I saw what seemed to be huge differences in price levels, and I wondered whether I was comparing apples with apples (sorry!). For instance 1st page Google threw up Ashridge Trees showing £2.05 for all varieties, Blackmoor £4 to £10+, and RHS £12.99 for everything. I note that I'm advised to plant quite close together as some plants will fail, but could that mean the latter two suppliers give you more than one cane for the price? Again any help appreciated. My experience at Wisley is that the RHS shrubs and perennials are not that much more expensive than other garden centres.

Raspberry plant Driscolls Maravilla Where to Buy?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 14:03

Thanks for these replies. I'd heard good reviews about Tulameen which Peter Thomson mentions. She certainly wants to eat raspberries rather than make jam, which is Mum's preserve - no pun intended.

Raspberry plant Driscolls Maravilla Where to Buy?

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 19:57

Can anyone tell me where I can buy a smallish number of raspberry plants, specifically Driscolls Maravilla? My daughter adores the taste and is mad keen to (try to) grow some. I've googled and found a few large-scale growers, but doubt that they'd be interested in supplying me with a small quantity of plants. Being a lifelong flower/shrub gardener rather than a grower of fruit and veg. I'm not sure how many plants we can fit in per sq. mtr. or the finer points of growing requirements but for now it would be nice just to source the right plants.

Failing that are there any plants anyone would recommend principally for taste? I know Maravilla are Autumn-fruiting plants, but summer/autumn isn't an issue for us. We are in North Bucks.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:43

Bindweed - the bane of my life!  It has come from next door under the fence all the 30 years we've lived here, and I can't eradicate it. The only saving grace is that it hasn't spread out of its patch near this fence. About 5 years ago, I went the whole hog, and dug out everything in the affected area including shrubs as I knew it was entangled in the roots. Soil was sieved, so I knew what was left was weed-free. I also remember digging down at the fence as much as I could, and putting in a barrier of old concrete blocks below fence level.

Still, within a year I had the stuff back, as prodigious as before, in 20+ places, strangling shrubs and breaking my heart. Other than unentangling it from shrubs, and cutting it down a foot or so above ground level, I haven't had the resolve to have another stab at it. I have heard people say to put this physical barrier in to stop it invading, but my experience has been that the weed will burrow beneath any barrier I put in, so if I can't stop it invading what's the point in really digging it out?

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