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Raspberry canes dying

Planted a row of Glen Ample Raspberries last year - they grew well and showed a lot of promise for this year. Unfortunately, the canes are gradually dying ( photos attached).
I have attached a photo of the Autumn Bliss raspberries grown next to them for comparison ( the nice, lush, green one!).
Any ideas as to what is causing this and how to save them? - new canes seem to be growing ok for next year, but there's no point if the same thing is going to happen!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,025
    Raspberries are very thirsty plants … are you giving them lots and lots of water? 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • cairnxbetscairnxbets Posts: 4
    edited May 2022
    If anything it's the opposite - as said, the autumn bliss next to them (photo) are doing great 
  • I've never grown cane raspberries but the autumn ones which I have are very hardy and have lived for years living in clay that gets very dry and cracked sometimes in summer.
    Happy Gardening
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,963

    Raspberries can suffer from phytophthora root rot, especially in areas with heavy soil slow to drain.  
    Utah, USA.
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