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    fiona b is offline Germinator
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    Hi

    I remember a thread last year about the free raspberry canes - I applied but never recieved any - is anone else in the same position?

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    If anyone has still not received the raspberry canes that they ordered, please email me with your full details and I will look into the matter for you. I know there was a small delay with despatch, but everyone will be catered for who took up the offer.

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    That's really creepy! I just found this forum, while looking about the site to ask the very same question that Fiona just asked.

    Thanks Neil, and check your inbox

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    I received my canes fairly quickly, but haven't planted them out yet - just stuck them in a pot. Has anyone had success growing them in a very alkaline soil like mine, as I read that they are acid lovers. Shall I dig big holes in the bed and fill with ericacious compost, or keep them in biggish pots? I've got the same problem with a blueberry bush. (Maybe a bit more planning before buying/applying?) Sue.

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    Hi Suee

    I've heard that Raspberris will actually grow in any soil, but will just crop slightly better in their prefered soil. The first years crop I think is a bit of a let down anyway so don't be put off if crop is small, as the plant has to concentrate on putting down roots this year.

    I have a Blueberry bush now too (freebie with GYO Subscription ) and I've planted it in a pot with some peat as that was the advise given. They apparently have gorgeous flowers ahead of the fruit so I want to keep mine on the decking by the house when laid... seemed quite an idealy way round it as I don't have alkaline soil either...

    Good luck whatever happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by suee
    I received my canes fairly quickly, but haven't planted them out yet - just stuck them in a pot. Has anyone had success growing them in a very alkaline soil like mine, as I read that they are acid lovers. Shall I dig big holes in the bed and fill with ericacious compost, or keep them in biggish pots? I've got the same problem with a blueberry bush. (Maybe a bit more planning before buying/applying?) Sue.
    Dig in loads of manure Sue, that will make the soil, more acid, the mulch round them with some more at the back and I would think that you should be OK

    ntg

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    Just posting to say that my yellow rasps arrived yesterday, thanks!

    I'll try to get out and plant them this afternoon; ride home, ride to the plot, dig holes, put muck in, plant them out, water... Ought to be just about done in a lunch hour!

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    When is the best time to plant raspberry canes?

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