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    Thanks, I'll do a bit of investigating....

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    It is exciting just hoping they haven't died on me! It's not been that unforgiving here in Yorkshire. 20c yesterday in the shade, I'm looking slightly pink after spending the whole day in the garden.


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    My polka are around 5 years old and only just started to come up from ground, I cut them down to ground level in February. I also have some Joan J that I bought as bare root canes in early march, I have put these in pots in the greenhouse to bring them on a bit before planting out, only last week did some of them show signs of life with a couple of small shoots appearing.
    There's plenty of time for them yet, don't be fooled by this warm weather, it snowed in the North East Uk at the back end of April last year.
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    I've an established raspberry bed with visible growth but nothing visible on the new bed planted in March, a test dig around one of the canes showed new canes from the roots that were just a few days from reaching the surface and the second variety with only a few inches of growth but growing nevertheless. I think it can vary depending on when the bed was planted and the variety/soil. If you're concerned dig gently around a cane and see if anything growth.
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    I dug mine up, all autumn raspberries, and reworked the area they were in, looks more planned now. Dug over, compost added and manure added and dug over again to incorporate. The replanted raspberries are really now just starting to show some growth. Literally last week I was starting to seriously suspect I had managed a 100% mortallity rate on them.

    There is just a few more bits of green around the area then last week, but hardly "growth". More a case of "Ooh, bit more green around, maybe they are not dead."

    I would give them until say the end of April, you are a bit more North then I am. Seems a bit odd as much of the assorted bits are early this year owing to the milder spell we had over the last month or two. But the raspberries seem not to have benefitted or taken advantage of it.
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    My new ones are slacking too - I have growth showing on 3 out of 6 but only one new cane showing through. If you're worried do as Flynch says and have a bit of a poke around - mine will get until I need the space and they'll be hoiked out if they're doing nothing.
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    I think that newly planted rasps will first of all be stretching their toes and getting their roots down a bit. Established plants have already done this so can pop up earlier.

    New canes pop up from nodes along the roots, A bit of a careful furtle round the plants may show that the roots are settling in. At first you might only have a couple of new canes ( my Tulameen last year gave 3 new shoots on 2 plants in the spring) but once they get going you get more (in summer they threw up 20 more) and soon they'll be romping away (those same 2 plants from last spring now fill an 8'x4' bed)

    I planted 6 cell grown Joan J last July which haven't spread as much yet (just a bit further than the area they were planted in) but they have their roots down and are now throwing up new shoots nicely so that this time next year I'm certain the bed will be chokka.

    Harvest in the first season may be minimal but give them time and they will fill up the space and you'll be regularly pulling out the canes to stop them from spreading.
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    I planted 3 varieties x 6 canes of raspberries in my new plot 2 last November, two varieties were sprouting and one was not showing any sign of life until I had a real close-up look at the stems and the tiniest sign of a bud had formed on the canes. I also dug up a bush that I came across whilst clearing the 'jungle' and split it into 10 canes and planted them in a single row, all those are now sprouting. If you have dug in compost/manure prior to planting which is what I did then they will start romping away once they wake up.
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