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Controlling raspberry runners

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 15:02

Peter , you may not want vast amounts of raspberries but that's what you're going to get! We started with three canes of Polka three or four years ago. Every year we've had raspberries most days either for. Breakfast or supper, made at least six pounds of jam and frozen enough to almost fill a drawer in the freezer - we make lovely desserts with them at Christmas. 


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:56

Can you post a photo please, then we can make some suggestions. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 14:45

Sorry Fairy - I've been in the studio .... If you'd said earlier ... 

Its turned chilly here 

Controlling raspberry runners

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 12:05

How big do you want your raspberry patch to be?  They'll spread as far as you'll let them.  At least, my autumn-fruiting Polka do - I dig them up, pot them up and give to friends

Daphne Tangutica

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 11:21

Plants I've bought from Burncoose have been fantastic quality - both mail order and when I've been down that way and visited them.  I wouldn't have any hesitation in buying from them.

I'm not connected with them in any way.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 10:48

It's the way Xa Tollemache grows the roses at Helmingham Hall

Willow Trellis

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 10:37
Smufter says:
.... and I'll make sure I plant them away from the base of the wall too. Can you tell I've been reading up?? 

I'll pop a piccie up when I've got the trellis in place.

 We like you already

Benefits of planting a very wide hedge?

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 10:36

We have an area that we call The Wilderness - just an area planted with low shrubs and groundcover plants good for wildlife.  It could easily be adapted to add some plants that could be foraged for - as has been said  alpine strawberries, raspberries etc. and bullaces (a type of wild cherry-plum) make lovely pies and wine and are loved by birds too. 

Just make sure the children know how to recognise the privet berries as these need to be left for the birds rather than foraged for - don't want them with upset tums

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 10:23

Obelixx - it's routine - if I don't put it on first thing I'll forget - and I've never knowingly been seen in public without it - I'm a 60s girl once said by some fool to look like Twiggy  - mind you, that was a very long time ago

Willow Trellis

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 10:18

As long as they're not Montana or armandii types they should be fine.    It'll look great.

Don't forget that unlike most plants, you need to plant your clematis nice and deep - 8" deeper than they are in the pot is good - then they'll throw out lots of shoots from the bottom and be very happy.

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