Help! raspberries invading!
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|Wed, 05-28-2008 - 2:22pm|
I need help & advice. I have a nicely landscaped yard with all mature plants. On one side I have a tree(looks like a maple), ornamental grass, a few shrubs, and some perennials. They're all well behaved and planted very close to a wooden fence bordering my yard and my neighbor's yard. My neighbor just planted a bunch of raspberries on her side, next to the fence last fall and now I am starting to see raspberry plants shooting up out of the ground on my side. I have dug them up, but a couple have come up right at the base of an existing shrub... if I dig it up, it damages the roots of my shrub and if I spray it with roundup, it will also damage my plant. Also, I have no border between my planting beds and my lawn -- we just keep it edged to control the grass. I'm very worried (and extremely annoyed with my neighbor) that the raspberries are going to come over relentlessly and try to take over my existing landscape. Any ideas on how to stop this from happening? We live in Eugene, Oregon so berries really thrive here.
Thanks in advance for any advice!