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Planting raspberry canes

Last post 09-11-2014 4:08 AM by poppikin. 3 replies.

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  • 06/11/2014 10:06 PM
    • S Hussain
    • London
    • 14 Aug 2013
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     I just bought 18 raspberry canes - 6 each of Joan J, Glen Ample and Malling Minerva. I plan to plant them all along a brick wall which gets loads of sunshine and retains the heat. 

    The canes will produce raspberries at different times of the year. Is it best to plant 6-6-6 along the wall so all the canes of one variety are together or should i try and alternate them?

     

  • 07/11/2014 06:32 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     I would keep them in type so 6-6-6 along the wall. Makes netting, if necessary, and harvesting easier

    Raspberies need plenty of water and a bed at the base of a wall can be dry, so you may want to install some irrigation at the same time as planting the canes. Either a dripper line or leaky hose..

  • 08/11/2014 08:19 AM
    • Nell
    • Mid Wales
    • 19 Mar 2013
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    Agree with Nigel on planting. It will also make management life easier when it comes to cutting back as the different varieties need to be cut back at different times of the year. Good luck!

  • 09/11/2014 04:08 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
    • 06 Apr 2009
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    Yes, and Nigel's idea to need some form of water provision in that situation is a good one too. poppikin