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Raspberries – Pruning

Pruning out the old canes. After fruiting, untie the canes that have fruited and cut them out at ground level. Remove the weakest of the new canes. Aim to have three or four good canes per 30 centimetres of row. Autumn fruiting types should be pruned in February. Tie in the new canes to the ...

Raspberries – Planting, training and after care.

Planting Raspberries prefer full sunshine but can tolerate a little shade for part of the day. Shelter must be provided because the canes will be damaged by rubbing against the support wires. Plant about 30 to 40 centimetres apart and space rows about two metres apart. Raspberries can be planted against a wall, fruit being carried ...

Raspberries – A guide to…….

Often the first season’s crop on raspberries as with a lot of soft fruit bushes can be quite tiny due to establishment of roots, however with correct pruning and feeding next seasons crop will be more bountiful. Carry out the first pruning the following spring after planting, do this when the new raspberry shoots start to ...

Enjoy fruit

Strawberries, now they have fruited and are still growing, can be layered very easily ready for next season’s bountiful bed.  The small plantlets that develop on the runner-like stalks are better to be pegged down into small pots, in loamy soil in situ; so damage to the roots won’t occur when lifting.  Choose the ...

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