So, we may end up needing to replace our garage. We have happy blackberry bushes on a thin strip of dirt between the current garage and patio. They're a few years old and we get enough berries to kinda enjoy (and neighborhood animals do too). But I don't think I can dig them all up. IF we were to cut them back, let them get trampled while the garage got torn down & rebuilt, would they come back on their own next year?
We have a few that we've been keeping in pots, so if not - we'll be able to minimally replace them. I was just thinking they'd probably be able to make it after the commotion because brambles tend to be pretty hearty, but wanted a few other thoughts too.
** I mainly think we'd cut them back so that whomever is doing the garage work doesn't get scratched up, and so that they'd be less likely to get totally ripped out of the ground, somehow. I was thinking anywhere around 6-12 inches tall. Would that damage the plants? **