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Badly pruned rambler

ive inherited a large rambler , possibly Rambling Rector, Which has been badly pruned meaning there are now a lot of stems that have reverted to wild . Can I restore the plant by taking these right back to the main stems ?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735
    I don't know what you mean by "reverted to wild"
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Do you mean sucksrs, coming out of the base? I don't think upper growth can revert. A picture would help.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735
    if it is Rambling Rector, they're hugely vigorous and are best left to their own devices scrambling up a big tree, for example
  • jo17jo17 Posts: 65
    Thanks for your comments . I’ll wait and see what happens this year !
  • When it flowers show us some photos and we'll probably be able to suss out what's happening and what needs to be done ... if anything  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,994
    They're awfully hard to kill. It took me about 3 years! I don't think it produced any suckers in that time.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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