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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    That's far too easy..............growing Raspberries is not supposed to be easy.
    But she's only allowed to do it on a Thursday 17th if the moon is waning and it's a sunny day

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    Have you noticed that its the men (and gorillas) who try to turn raspberry pruning into some complicated and mysterious ritual?
    We ladies (and chickens) approach it far more simply - and it works just as well, if not better

    So remember-

    When its green, fruit will be seen,
    When its brown, cut it down.
    Look on the bright side

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    I just laughed out loud lol. Nice post VC
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    Well said VC! I work on the basis that they all manage perfectly well in nature without our intervention!
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    In order to extend the conversation, one thing to remember is that raspberries are shallow rooted and, if you leave the canes uncut during the winter, they may get "rocked" and damaged by the strong winds in exposed places. Summer fruited and unpruned autumn fruited therefore have to be supported by fixing them to wires to hold them stable. Autumn fruited canes pruned in late autumn/early winter don't need any support as there's nothing to catch the wind.
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    *insert swearing* I think raspberries must be my new 'SLR camera settings'. No matter how many times someone explains them, or how to handle them, I DON'T GET IT.

    When I manage to excavate my poor baby rasps from their sleeping-beauty-like thicket, I will take photos, post them, and then see if someone can tell me what to do with them. In steps. With nice, easy words.

    And wine.
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    OK, if you harvest the raspberries in the summer cut the cane off right at the bottom next to the soil but only the canes you've just harvested.

    If you harvest during autumn then cut those canes off at 3 foot.

    If at the end of autumn you have canes which haven’t fruited then leave them alone (or tie them to wires if it's a windy spot)

    If at any time you have dead canes cut them off at the ground
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