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    Hi, as I said in my intro post, I am very much a novice, so please forgive my ignorance in any ridiculous questions I may ask I have a feeling that sentence might be used quite a lot by me over the coming weeks!

    I bought a raspberry plant from a local garden centre a week ago - its called Malling Delight, it has about 4-5 canes, with nothing on them, and a few green plants around the base of the canes.

    At present, its in the pot I bought it, as I'm not really sure what or where I should put it

    Can anyone tell me what to do with it, in the hope it'll produce something!

    Thanks!

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    here is a photo of it in case it helps - if its works of course!

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    Did you buy just one plant or is it a potted up bundle of canes, tied together? I had a pot of rasps which had several canes in - just split them up (carefully so not to upset the new shoots which are where the rasps are going to come from!) and plant out about 18inches apart. I added fish, blood and bonemeal as a slow release fertiliser to the planting hole as well, mixed well into the soil in the hole. And watered well. A mulch will go on later to help the plant establish.
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    Aha - now I see - knock the plants out of the pot and I think you will find you have 5 raspberry plants as indicated by the canes in there. The green things are weeds which have taken up the soil in the top of the pot. I hope the rasps are ok underneath - can't see any sign of the canes sprouting yet which is a bit worrying. Make sure you keep the receipt - you may need to take them back if they don't grow soon.
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    AH right, thanks for your reply! It was only 5 so if nothing comes of it, then I'll put it down to experience!

    I think I have a lot to learn!

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    You could always try the thumbnail test - scratch a tiny area of bark off the cane lower down with your thumbnail - it should be green just under the brown bark. If it is then the cane is still alive - and probably desperate to get planted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanied View Post
    You could always try the thumbnail test - scratch a tiny area of bark off the cane lower down with your thumbnail - it should be green just under the brown bark. If it is then the cane is still alive - and probably desperate to get planted!
    Its a nice orangey colour - I guess that means its dead then!

    Well thats one lesson learnt, thanks for your help

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    But! But! But! The roots could be still good!!! Plant and pray?

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