Denbighshire, United Kingdom
I want to put up a fruit cage to protect my soft fruit.
Earlier this year I put in two rows of raspberry canes planted 6' apart--that was the distance I read they should be. However, it seems a very big gap. (See below)
I have about another eight raspberry canes to put in, plus two each of redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry. "The Book" says they should be 5' apart. Finally I would like to put in a blackberry bramble.
Now, please could someone tell me--
are the present raspberry canes too far apart?
do the currant and gooseberry bushes really need to be 5' apart
because it seems to me that I'm going to need an enormous cage to enclose all of these.
- 3 Sep, 2012