Possible raspberry problem?
Thanks again for all your previous help on other posts I've had.
I'm now concerned about my two raspberry canes, photos attached were taken yesterday.
They were planted as bare root canes approx Nov - Jan following advice received here and other sites, nothing too complicated.
Now I'm not expecting a harvest of fruit this year, however there have been a few flowers which seem to have fruited very poorly (or at least that's what my inexperience is telling me? lol) and the leaves are yellowing with a few black spots. I'm wondering if there is anything I need to do to nurture them in their first year to help them flourish next year or is it too late. Also I think I should have pruned them down to a few inches before planting them. One,if you can see on the photo has a ground cane then a cane shooting out at an incline top right,where the poor fruit is. The other has three canes growing from the ground up (this one appears to be a tad healthier looking).
Does anyone have any advice on whether this is normal for a first year raspberry canes, or is it sign of problems. Also if there are damage limitation measures I can put in place to rescue them. If indeed they are ok, is there any nurturing advice.
Thanks again as always 😀🙏