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Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:55

The new canes will fruit in the autumn - they won't have flowers yet.

You have two options with pruning autumn-fruiting canes.  

If you prune them as you do your summer-fruiting raspberries the older canes will fruit earlier and the new canes will fruit in the autumn, but the fruit size will be reduced.

I follow the second method and prune every cane of  my autumn-fruiting raspberries down to ground level in the winter - usually Feb - they will then throw up lots of new canes in the spring which will produce large fruits in the autumn.

I hope that's helpful 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:35

I've got a fledgling blackbird residing amongst the raspberry canes - I shall be moving him on if he's still there when they're fruiting 

Mini greenhouse basics

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:33

That's what I do Andy, and it worked last year.  

When the weather really warmed up last year I took my chillies out of the mini-greenhouse and stood them out in the open garden - the pollinating insects found them more easily and we had a fantastic crop 

Children's garden full of rocks & weeds

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:32



Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:30

If it's where mine was, it's where OH left it 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:29

Stuff about 'necks' here 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:26

My garden's full of fledglngs at the moment - sometimes I hesitate to go out there for fear of disturbing them all - they're having such fun exploring 

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:25
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Just testing I done it right. Having a cuppa in the garden.

Think one or two of us might just join you - there's cake available on the Hello Forkers thread 

Can't get on site

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:06

Hi, it looks as if you are validated as your post has appeared here - so Welcome 


If you're still having problems email the web team on this address 

Hope that helps 

Stinking Fungus

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:04

It sounds like Stinkhorn - google Stinkhorn fungus and see if that's what you've got.

They grow on decomposing wood and are frequently found on layers of woodchip/bark mulch.

If that's what you've got clear away the decomposing wood in that area and it should clear the problem.


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