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doganjo

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Rasps etc - dilemma
« on: February 18, 2017, 05:39:27 pm »
A couple of weeks ago I got a team of our trainees (3rd sector charity getting people back in work ethic that I do books for, none of them with gardening experience or training), to dig out a raised bed that I had heeled in some tayberries, raspberries and logan berries a couple of years ago.
Prior to this, they'd been left to their own devices, and there was little fruit but plenty leaves.  The boys just cut them all back to about a foot high so I'm not expecting fruit, but with lack of knowledge and supervision (I was in the office at the time) they've planted them along a fence, as I told them to,  but too close together - about a foot apart.  And of course without leaves I have no idea which is which.

So do I just leave them as they are and try to train them along the fence, or dig up and replant.  I have a feeling I might lose them if I try to dig up again this year.  I think I'm just sort of thinking out loud that I should leave them, see how they do, and spread them out at the end of the season.  Or will they get too tangled up in the fence in one year?

Any thoughts?
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 12:26:48 am »
When I moved here I inherited some raspberries that were planted about a foot apart and they did very well for years.

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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 02:36:21 am »
feed them well keep well watered and thin out to 3 main stems every year they will do well enough

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doganjo

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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 09:20:11 am »
I'll have ready made mixed fruit bushes lol
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 11:06:43 pm »
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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 05:56:03 pm »
Mine are a foot apart or in some cases less - they keep putting out suckers and growing into the gaps so I wouldn't worry unduly, just maybe put labels on when you can identify what fruits are growing and have a change about next autumn if you want to put them in groups instead of mixed. 
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doganjo

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Re: Rasps etc - dilemma
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 02:07:57 pm »
Never thought of labelling them doh  :-[ 
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Rasps, logans, tays ?

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