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Spreading raspberries

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:36

Many thanks raisingirl, I'll give it a try. Does one buy these things? If not, how do I construct it please?

Spreading raspberries

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:18

Last year I planted several raspberry canes of various varieties (to see which had the best flavour) but was presented with the problem of sucker spread - they are appearing all over the place as far as 10 feet from the plants.

Whilst I understand their desire to procreate, I regret I do not appreciate it. The suckers and the roots are so deep that I cannot remove the half of them. I have pulled all the plants out and dug over the bed to a depth of 2 feet but it will not be enough as they have moved out of the fruit cage into a mature part of the garden which cannot be dug (tangled tree roots) and where even the dreaded glyphosate.will be difficult to apply.

I would still like to grow raspberries, but are there any varieties that are not so bent on proliferating? I really don't want to have to resort to patio pots as I can't imagine they would give much of a crop, so I'd have to have pots all over the place. Thanks for any help.

Last edited: 27 March 2017 13:19:24

Broadcasting poppy seeds into the border

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 20:53

This has never worked for me in 27 years of trying

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