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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.

Raspberries

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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