Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:25
Did you enrich the soil or just plant there? Just dig a hole and push in the plant? It just isnt enough.
The old saying is pay as much for the hole as for the plant. This means digging out a generous hole and mixing plenty of compost,,dried car manure, etc with the soil before filling back again. Plus a couple of good handsful of organic fertiliser. Amd then water very well.
In addition for shrubs and trees I would add a mycorrhizal granules to the base of the hole before planting. This encourages better rooting.
Last week a neighbour.....as well as being my cousin .....planted a griselinia hedge. He did so digging small holes in poor soil. Together we dug them up and added compost, dried manure amd fertiliser and dug generous holes. His plants will grow much, much better because of it.
Just noticed your plants seem close to that fence. I would plant a little further away
Raspnerries are only just shooting anyway. Don't be too disappointed just yet because they probably will be fine. Extra nutrition too for raspberries.....perhaps you could scrape back some soil and add a mulch of,compost! .