It is important to feed your raspberries during the spring to help combat the dry weather. We recommend growers apply a balanced fertiliser and then mulch with compost to help keep the roots moist.
We recommend that you continue to keep your raspberry plant moist using fertiliser and fighting against pests.
During the autumn, prune fruiting canes back to ground level. Using garden twine, tie in a group of the newly growing canes - choosing around 7 or 8 of the strongest - as these will fruit next year.
It is important to ensure that you remove the older canes. Canes which show any sign of disease or infestation should be removed. It's also good practice to remove canes which grow up to block access to your rows of canes, or outside the desired raspberry patch. These will block light and air circulation.
During the winter, cut away ungainly top growth. For varieties which are late and autumn fruiting, prune old canes and tie in the new in mid-winter. Old canes which won't fruit again are indicated by peeling greyish bark on stem and branch.