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Growing raspberries in pots

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:06

Hello Boater

THanks for this.  I won't quite have room for a barrel that size, but I could accommodate several smaller pots (bucket size) so I guess one in each could work even if I have to repot on a regular basis.  Sounds like it is worth a go

Growing raspberries in pots

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 14:14

Thanks guys, that gives me some hope of saving the canes.  They have fruited really well this year and already have some good new growth coming.  I have the allotment until September unless I renew so would be looking to move them by then.

Growing raspberries in pots

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:24

Hello

The start of my message will appear off message but please bear with me.  Sadly my mum passed away earlier in the year ( following a short illness) which means my life has changed immensely and I have had no time to spend on the allotment since last August.  The allotment has got well out of hand (though I have tried to pop across occasionally to try to keep it slightly under control) and I am now faced with the decision whether to keep it on or not.  I suppose I don't really want to give it up (I have had it for about 8 years) but I have to be realistic (I have a half allotment 125m2) and I have other hobbies as well which I don't want to give up. I was thinking that having a smaller patch in the garden means I could potter in the evenings for half an hour or so rather than having to spend huge amounts of time on an allotment fearing it would get out of control.  I have tried finding someone to share with without success.

One of the last things my mum gave me were some new raspberry canes and whilst it may sound stupid but I don't want to leave those behind if I do give the plot up (they are now 2 years old).  I have a long flower garden but don't really want raspberry canes invading this.  They are Glen Jewel canes and I was wondering if I could dig them up and grow them in pots on my patio.  It is a sheltered area which gets sun from early morning until mid/late afternoon.  I have a couple of small areas where I could grow a few carrots or lettuces, etc but it is the canes which I am most concerned about.  I can probably even fit one of the rhubarb crowns in somewhere.

Has anyone got some advice they could give about the canes or have perhaps been in the same/similar position and how they made the decision.

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Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:13

The last couple of years have been tough with my allotment as the weather, work commitments etc have restricted the time I can spend on the plot.  I am therefore finding it difficult to keep on top the weeds.  Other plotholders have started to use membranes after digging to help stop weed growth so that come the spring it is not such back breaking work.  I'm finding it difficult to find something that is good enough quality to last but not too expensive.  Can anyone recommend anything?

I had thought of a couple of large tarpaulins but wonder if this would simply harbour pests too much but most of the weedproof membranes I have seen recently is either far too narrow, far too thin or far too expensive.  My allotment is 6.6m wide and over 125m2.

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Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:13

HURRAH, finally today there are signs of life!  Popped over this evening after a day of sunshine and one cane has a leaves nearly open and another I can see a bud just trying to break.  That leaves another 8 still looking like dead twigs but at least there is hope.

 

Hi Dons1979, I hope yours follow suit, I'm sure they will now.

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Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:07

Sorry for not replying before now, computer problems.  As at 28th still no sign of life.  There are buds up each cane but they don't look particularly forthcoming.  I kept the canes in their wrapping for a week or so after purchase as it said and then planted out as instructed on the label.  Of course we have had some terrible weather since and I'm now worried it's killed them before they got going.  I haven't checked today and we have had some warm sunshine.  The fact that others are only just showing life is encouraging.  I'll have to keep my fingers crossed.

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Posted: 24/04/2013 at 20:42

Thanks, Malling Jewel are supposed to be summer.  I chose that variety as they aren't supposed to grow too tall and being on an allotment I wanted to avoid them being rocked by the wind too much.  I suppose I'm anxious as I am going to need to dig out my old canes to plant other stuff soon and I don't want to be without raspberries.

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Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:40

I purchased 10 new Malliing Jewel raspberry canes from Hilliers, Bath in December.  The instructions said to plant as soon as possible after purchase.  This I did after Christmas when the weather was better.  I know everything is late this year but I don't seem to have any new growth either on the canes or from below as yet.  The canes had decent roots when planted.  Should I be worried yet? 

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