What do I do with this raspberry plant?

B3B3 Posts: 7,935

I haven't  a clue.  Apart  from  weed out  the  forget  me  not. 
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,342
    It just needs some support.  As you seem to have at least a couple of plants, let's call it a row.  What is normally done is to drive a wooden stake in at each end of the row, leaving about 3 to 4 ft above ground and then fix a wire between the posts.  Each individual cane is then tied to the wire to keep it upright.  This prevents the weight of the fruit from making the canes bend to the ground where the raspberries will be easy pickings for birds etc.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 172
    Why would you want to weed out that little Forget me not? They are beautiful, require no care, self seed and provide flowers for many weeks in spring-early simmer when there isn’t much going on in the garden. Just a thought, not a comment on your decision. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,894
    Give it a feed  and a bit of mulch. The forgetmenot will keep the bees happy. You will need them to pollinate the raspberry flowers and get fruit.  Easy to pull out the forgetmenots when the flowers are finished.  A handfull of blood fish and bone will do for a feed. Grass cuttings can be used as mulch if you have nothing better.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
    Thanks Bob. There's only one. So I keep I off the fence, then? The other plant is a currant.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
    edited 15 April
    The rest of my garden is awash with forgetmenots, pulmonaria,celandine and other bee's delights. I'm sure they can do without this one if necessary😉 @fidgetbones @Big Blue Sky
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,342
    If it's just the one, I'd push a tall bamboo cane in and tie it to that.  You should get several new canes form either this or next year.  Do you know the variety?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
    I've no idea @BobTheGardener . I bought it in a whim from Lidl a couple of years ago.  It did nothing much but stay alive in a pot the first year so I put it in the ground last year and it's started to grow.
    Could I the it in a spiral around a couple or three bamboo canes?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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