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KathyB

I love growing unusual and interesting things and am teaching my son to love it too. I have a tiny mostly potted garden in Newcastle NSW.

Rubus rosifolius

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KathyB

@brightcolours they're not bad 😊

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brightcolours

A good size!

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brightcolours

#raspberry #oznative #rubus

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angel999

What a reward! Look so yummy.

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KathyB

@brightcolours So the raspberry must have heard us talking about it because this is its first fruit EVER!!@

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brightcolours

Keep talking!!! 😉

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brightcolours

#raspberry #oznative

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KathyB

I'm not a big fan of this one. Not as pretty as the Atherton, super invasive, and has never flowered... exactly what is the point of a nasty prickly beast that doesn't produce fruit?

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brightcolours

How old is it?

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KathyB

@brightcolours This little one is only a few yeara ild but there's a big one which is 6ish years. It escaped from its pot and I am not impressed, but even the extra space didn't encourage flowering).

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brightcolours

Six years is long enough to prove itself. What will you plant in its place?

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KathyB

@brightcolours Right?!? I have a pepino, a grape and atm broad beans and purple podded peas in the space where the escapee was/is! ☺ Tossing up whether I should keep hold of the tiny one just in case... it's only in a 20cmish pot so not taking up much space.

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brightcolours

Is it a matter of pollination? @drnicko - thoughts?

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brightcolours

Is it a matter of pollination? @drnicko - thoughts?

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brightcolours

Is it a matter of pollination? @drnicko - thoughts?

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KathyB

@brightcolours It's not even flowering let alone setting fruit. Sone of the natives aren't very prolific... this must be one 😦

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brightcolours

If the baby came off it, it will have the same genes... So no point keeping? Unless it's pH related?

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KathyB

@brightcolours Runners so absolutely genetically identical. I'm thinking what ur thinking... either it's the soil or it's a dud. I just hate throwing plants away... but I thinks it's destined for the bin (not even the compost cause it would grow from a teeny bit in there!!)

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drnicko

@KathyB @brightcolours not sure with this type. My English raspberry tends to need a good prune for it to flower well the next year. The runners don't tend to flower and I chop them off. Sorry if not much help!! 😎

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