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Should my Raspberries be showing signs of growth by now?

I planetesimals these in November, as you can see there is no signs of life yet. Are they dead? Is there anything I can do to help them? 


  • Hi Danny. I don't know where you are but I'm in the south of UK and also planted summer fruiting raspberries last November. Mine also looked like dead twigs until last Saturday when some buds appeared on about half of them. So, fingers crossed it's just the cold wet ground that's been holding them back and they'll soon spring into life and you'll be trying to stop them breaking out of their bed.
    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  • Thanks, I’m up north so hopefully they won’t be too far behind yours. 
  • TooksTooks Posts: 4
    Hi, no they are not dead, you should see new growth/buds within the next 2 weeks, I’m in East Yorkshire & have seen early signs of growth in the last few days
  • That’s great, thank you. Fingers crossed!
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    No sign on mine either, but the autumn ones are popping up!
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Logan4Logan4 Posts: 2,585
    I planted some in November and they're just starting to grow, some of them have sent up shoots away from the stem and not on the stem.
  • One of my ten canes had a very small bid on when I looked yesterday so I’m quite hopeful they are alive 😀
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,161
    edited April 2018
    I agree it's probably the cold wet soil that has held everything back. If you are really keen you could try a little scrape with a thumb nail on the bark if it is green underneath then they are alive! Give them another week or two if we get this promised warm sun the buds will break.
    AB Still learning

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