In the spring my friend gave me a bit of Cardoon root and I foolishly put it next to my rhubarb . Now it is growing like mad and smothering the rhubarb. It needs to be moved. When is the best time to move it - now or next Spring?
I'd move it now while you can still find it and before it starts to reach for the skies next year.
Thank you Pansyface - I will get the fork out today and move it. I wonder why it is growing like mad now when it didn't do a thing all summer?
Its roots have just got going. They are BIG. Dig accordingly.
Good luck - I had a couple in the wrong place and tried to move them a couple of years ago and had no luck due to the roots, they weren't going anywhere!!! So the ones I wanted to move, I now cut down regularly throughout the growing period so they just have foliage. The others that are in the right place are allowed to flower and seed.