Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:46
4 years ago, I inherited a large number of Autumn fruiting raspberries and whilst I like the fruit, these have just got way over the top.
I think originally they were planted within a bed surrounded by sleepers but they have since crept over and under and are now completely out of hand.
Having taken some canes and put to one side, I need to get rid of the rest. Having removed all the flowers/incipient fruit, I've painted with Glyphosate and "bagged" them.
There seems to be some success with the small new growth and the tops of the tall canes are dying off.
I'm wondering whether I am wasting my time doing it this way as I am unsure how long it will take to work down into the roots.
Is it better to cut every single cane down to a few inches and then paint the cuts with .....what ?
Physically digging out has worked to a certain extent but impossible to do all as other shrubs/plants close by which I'd like to keep.
Any advice greatfully received