Raspberries - what to do?
Happy New Year All, I'm after some advice about raspberries.
We planted some canes 2 years ago, I think they're autumn fruiting, anyway since then they have continued to send out suckers in every direction so I spent all last year digging them out. They were sadly next to my asparagus bed ???? I have kept some alive in pots just in case it is sensible to re-plant them.
I'm hoping to build a fruit cage to contain them this year so need to figure out how best to approach it. Is sending out suckers in every direction normal for all raspberry plants or should I be buying a particular type? If it is normal for suckers is it sensible to dig down and put a barrier underground at the edge of the fruit cage? If so how deep?
I'd really like to grow raspberries but don't need to be battling against stuff I have planted when I have so many other weeds, brambles and slugs to battle against already!