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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Mar 1, 2014 11:56 AM CST
I have my raspberries are on the edge go my shade garden separated by a six foot path. This morning I found raspberry starts and runners in one part of my shade bed. Never had this problem before. Any suggestions? Do they propagate by seeds/birds? This must be a different variety than I grew many years ago, because travelers weren't a problem then. Variety suggestions on non running types?
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Mar 1, 2014 6:26 PM CST
Oh boy. I had to most invasive raspberries in my garden and it took poison to get rid of them -- after many months. Then it started all over again when the neighbor planted some on his side of the fence opposite my newly landscaped garden. Fortunately they were renters and they left. The owner was okay with us 'removing' the raspberry bushes between renters. I always figured all raspberries were invasive. Sorry
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Mar 2, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Thanks Mary. Good to know your experiences. I am not sure what to do, but as spring progresses I will have to make some decisions.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 7, 2014 7:03 PM CST
I've often thought the reason raspberries are relatively expensive at nurseries is because of their running habit. That said, I've maintained a row along one edge of my herb garden for many years and have not had too much trouble just pulling the runners that sneak into places they don't belong. The other side of the raspberry bed is an open field and I've not had them move into that area aggressively. We did run livestock in the field for many years (cows and/or horses), but have not had any farm animals for about 4-5 years now. My husband runs the brush hog along the fence line a couple times a season, but not on any sort of regular basis. I don't find the runners difficult to just yank out. I don't have any clue what variety of raspberry I have, though, they were planted 30+ years ago from starts I got from my sister.
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