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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

I planted a bare root Felicite in Nov/Dec, I was going to leave it to climb over the jasmine growing over our front  wal but now think I'll extend the colonade into an L shape, so.. should I move it (obviously very much asap) to the middle post and train both ways, or leave it where it is ( around 2 feet away from where the end support will be) and train all one way? that way it would grow towards the sun, wish I didn't have to move it but thinking the 1st option would be best, any advice welcome thanks in advance

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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    sorry just read my post, i'm being unclear, what I also really want to know is is 2 feet too far away from a supprt/post

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    ok, moved it! will see how we go

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    I think you'll be alright.

    I have a F et P planted about 1ft from a pergola post in my garden.
    The front right rose is F et P and the one behind and to the left is Frances Lester. I've never pruned either in about 20 yrs image
    But sadly had to cut both down to the ground last year for landscaping works. Thy're both growing strongy again

    image

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thanks pete,oh my goodness, how stunning, myy garden is rather less impressive!!! wtaered again today, it looks fine

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    Thanks rosemummy - the pergola is so bare at the moment, but F et P has sent up a mass of new shoots and some are 8ft+ so it's recovering very well. The lovely perfume always reminds me of baby talc and it's probably the healthiest rose I have

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    very happy to hear that, I bought one for front garden and one for the back!

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    I hope they give you many years of joy rosemummy :)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thankyou pete that's very kind, i'll post some photos when it flowers

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521

    That would be lovely - please do

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Wow, pete8, I wish I could achieve an effect like that! Lovely photo. 

    2 feet away is fine, the recommended distance is 12'-18' but I don't think the rose will know...

    In any case they won't mind being moved just now. Just keep an eye on it in case of wilting at the height of summer. I saw someone else move a 'Mayflower' as a mature shrub in full flower once. I was certain it would kick the bucket but it sailed through the rest of the summer...

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