Discovered raspberries (or perhaps loganberries), what to do?
Hi all, some may remember from my posts over the past couple of weeks that we've just bought a house with a very well planned/planted but recently neglected garden. I'm discovering more and more to make me . Up the top of the garden we have a biiiig plum tree, a much smaller plum tree (well I presume it's plum, fruits look the same as the big one), and 2 apple trees. Around the edge of that section are various hedging plants (overgrown), and quite a few brambles. A few weeks ago thecatsfather and I started to attack the hedging and brambles. I left a few branches of bramble cos these few in particular had lots of dead flowers/baby blackberries (or so I thought) so I decided to wait and harvest these before cutting it back in the winter.
Yesterday I was showing a friend around the garden (she helped me identify a few more plants ) and I discovered that the berries on the "brambles" I'd left were in fact turning red, and are in fact either raspberries or loganberries. I pulled at one of the stalks and it seems to have grown into the ground at its tip. The others I lifted more into the sun (nothing was supported, they were all just flumphing along the ground or just above). I know the berries may not be great this year if no pruning's been done for a while, but what's the best plan of attack for rescuing this plant for next year? I read a bit online and see there are 2 main types. Some of the berries are turning red but most are still hard green, so not entirely sure if it's a late cropping summer one (late owing to shade ) or an autumn one. When should I prune? How should I prune? Should I support the stems?
Thanks for any advice