Moving hops

WaysideWayside Posts: 550
I have a load of hops that I want to move what's the best way to lift these?  What am I looking for?  Or rather, will the rhizomes be obvious and easy to dig out?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,211
    Cut them down, dig them up ... you needn't be too careful, they're tough as old boots and will grow whatever you do to them.  

    I bet you don't get them all tho' ... you'll find you've left some behind!
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 4,189
    The roots look like bindweed so you can't miss them... they go all over the place, though.  I had to get rid of my golden hop because it delighted in popping up in the middle of shrubs etc.   :(
    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"    Stephen Hawking
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 550
    I'm a bit confused as to which root is what, I think I have a big apple tap root, that must have crawled along the ground, it looked to have sprouted hops.  But as you say I think they have just intermingled.  How fat can the rhizomes get?  Or do they look like spiders with runners?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,211
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
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