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    Gman is offline Seedling
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    Dear vine,

    I have 2 rows of autumn raspberries: 1 of polka, the other Joan j.

    The polka and most Joan j grow fine. However, I have a spot in the row of Joan j where the original cane I planted did not grow. I put a new one in this year and it did not grow, and some others round about are growing poorly and seem yellow.

    I will try to attach photo. There were no raspberries in this area before I planted them 2 years ago, but in fairness there may have been some at some point in the past before I moved in.

    Any suggestions what could be wrong and what to do? Will the rest of my raspberries gradually all get affected? Should i move to a new spot or will that bring problem with them? Should I grub it all out and start again somewhere else? Just keep trying on same spot? Anything to add to soil?

    Thanks to everyone in advance.
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    Default 1st photo hopefully..

    Hoping that my photo will attach here..
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    Is there anything in the ground under those canes - like a rock/slab or an animal run?
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    Thanks vc. Nothing on or near he surface. Best to dig down and find what’s under there?
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    Is it possible the compost is different in that spot? Is the ground there particularly wet? Are the roots healthy? I would carefully investigate the roots of the most affected one. In case it is a disease in the soil at that particular spot, caused by a shrub now removed may be, I'd move a couple of plants from the end of the row elsewhere or in a container while you investigate.
    Do any of your neighbours know much of the history of your garden? Is there a local horticultural college near you that could advise?
    The only problem I've had with raspberries was virus when the leaves and some of the berries were mottled.
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    Are the rows near a boundary? I had a section where raspberries didn't do well, and I think one of the causes was neighbours glyphosating suckers that popped up on their side of the fence.
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    Thanks mark and Chris.
    Think compost the same. Bit of the garden no neighbours see and nowhere near a boundary. Will maybe pull one up to examine. Will this help me to work out the problem?
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    Are your canes throwing up any runners yet ?, perhaps pull up the affected ones and replace the compost and canes with runners from some of the strong canes.

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