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Chris, your photo of your garden is lovely. I like the color of your hollyhock. The berry plant sent me on a hunt, and I learned something I did not know. Surely I learned it in my horticulture courses a hundred years ago or so at Washington State University where my major was horticulture. However, it is new to me now.
"Brambles respond significantly to pruning and cane management, but these practices can be the most expensive and time-consuming part of an operation. There is no one procedure for all bramble types. Each type requires its approach to pruning and cane management."
~ Cane management in raspberries blackberries
~ Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries, Cornell University
Both cane management articles include both primocane and floricane
These excellent articles on cane management come at a right time for me. My neighbor and I agreed to take out all the ivy. He rebuilt my wooden fence that fell, and I plan to replant raspberries all along the property line. He hated the ivy, agrees with the raspberries.
You inspire me to get out into my garden and stop being a slug.
I learned something new today, thanks to Chris and Daniel
Thanks for the kind comments! Floricane could well be the answer, Daniel, the one branch in flower is probably from last year. So I'll let it grow - the neighbour isn't screaming yet.
Now that the teaching season is over I've started to make bokashi again, it's great compost for containers. I use it even for houseplants and they grow like mad. Then there's a lot to do in the garden as many seedlings drowned in the excessive rain, but the mint was very happy and grew into a big bush.
Do you build wooded banks for your backyard sanctuary, Daniel? They might keep some animals out.
Is this a tayberry?
Chris, I don't know, but I like your beautiful garden. That tayberry has recovered nicely from it's dumpster grave. Good for you!
And now the question for the real gardeners:
in the middle my famous tayberry, rescued from a dumpstore last year. As you see it's almost 3 metres high and won't stop there, but only one branch has started to flower so far. Should I prune the other branches, or let it grow on until the neighbour calls for help?
New form of bacteria discovered
I doubt this is immediately relevant to our gardens but I'm not sure where else to put it. Enjoy.
Kathy, I live in the city, and don't like the spraying that's done here. I grow things to eat next to the alley, so I get rid of the weeds between my plants and the alley, as soon as they appear, so my produce doesn't get sprayed.
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