Posted: 20/02/2013 at 09:29
Hi, this is my first post here as I have a question. I'm relatively new to gardening as I only moved to a house with a garden to speak of last year and only managed to do a few things while looking after new baby. I am very keen and did manage to erect and fill a 6x12foot fruit cage with several fruits in it.
My question concerns my Raspberrys. I have two plants, both of which I thought were autumn fruiting as the fruit was quite late (September) and was planning to cut the canes to the ground this month. However I went out yesterday to do it and saw that there were some canes that did indeed look dead (old) and some others that has what looked like buds on. The rest of the fruit canes (Blueberry, Blackcurrant, Jostaberry) have similar buds which I assume is where the fruit will grow this year.
Should I leave these canes in place? Does that mean that my bushes are summer fruiting? I assume I can cut what looks like dead wood out, I just want to make sure that I don't cut what will fruit this year. Also does anyone have any tips on how to control the shape of the canes that are there (assuming I don't have to cut them down).