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« on: March 21, 2007, 13:42 »
Right, my new canes have arrived, I have put chicken pellets in to the ground ready for the plants, but I am a little confused (I know it's not hard!) about what to do with the canes, the instructions say this about pruning..


PRUNNING

On newly planted canes in spring when new growth appears around the base of the new plant cut down the old cane to ground level.

On established canes cut down all the canes that have fruited to ground level .retain the best 6 or so young unfruited canes for the next year



So do I have to cut them right down now once I plant them? down to the ground? the canes are only about a foot or 2 high as it is.

Thanks, sorry to ask again!

Lucy
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 13:47 »
I don't understand it either.

I think it is one of those things that is simple if someone shows you how but written instructions really don't make much sense  :shock:

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 13:53 »
I would leave them alone this year. You may get fruit on the cane you bought.

You should get new shoots, which which bear next year's fruit. Come the autumn, after fruiting, prune out the old cane (the one you bought) and leave the new ones, thinning if you wish.

The new ones are next year's old ones and after they have fruited, they get chopped off - and so the cycle continues.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007, 14:38 »
leave em to grow on this year and next spring cut out all this years wood and allow new to come :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007, 15:35 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
leave em to grow on this year and next spring cut out all this years wood and allow new to come :wink:


Isn't that what I said? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007, 16:13 »
so at the end of the fruiting season if they've produced fruit you chop them back?

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007, 16:14 »
Thanks guys, yes Dave, I understood that's what you said, and thanks  Muntjac, you know the new cane purchase was down to your advice!!

Yummy, that's why it's so good round here, the net is full of the info, but when you need one specific bit it can be confusing... ask here and it (usually) makes sense!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2007, 16:18 »
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so at the end of the fruiting season if they've produced fruit you chop them back?


Yes, whether they be summer or autumn fruiting. The autumn varieties produce on the same canes that sprout in the spring.

IMHO - the autumn ones are easier to deal with - you just chop EVERYTHING off after fruiting!!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2007, 20:37 »
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Quote from: "muntjac"
leave em to grow on this year and next spring cut out all this years wood and allow new to come :wink:


Isn't that what I said? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


yesm it was mate but i just replied without reading all the posts to corroborate any info  . nice to be agreed with  on a idea i always say  :wink:  :lol:


 except when its WG  asking to be called names .the plonker :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2007, 20:39 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
Quote from: "Digger Dave"
Quote from: "muntjac"
leave em to grow on this year and next spring cut out all this years wood and allow new to come :wink:


Isn't that what I said? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


yesm it was mate but i just replied without reading all the posts to corroborate any info  . nice to be agreed with  on a idea i always say  :wink:  :lol:


 except when its WG  asking to be called names .the plonker :lol:


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