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raspberrys dead or alive


By Ricky

antrim, United Kingdom Gb

i purchased 120 raspberry canes back in march so far
only 53 have shown any signs of life with either buds at
the bottom or up the canes my questions are is it normal for the canes to be slow to sprout,or should i get on to my
supplier and get replacements, they have been in the ground now for 8 weeks but northern irish weather has been particularly bad this year so my friends any ideas



Hi Ricky,
You asked about your Raspberries earlier, in my answer I asked if you had cut the canes down to 9ins or 1ft.. You don't get fruit from canes planted in March until June/July the next year. The energy from the canes is not enough to support full growth.

14 May, 2009


I was going to say roughly the same it is very early days yet, I planted blackcurrent blackberry about 3 months ago and they are only really now producing reasonable size leaves. I did prune much off the cane first, so as not to waste the plants energy trying to gow

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14 May, 2009

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