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MrMahoniaMrMahonia Posts: 82

hi all.

i have a Rambling Rector in its second year and i want to move it to a different spot. how and when should it be done?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,881

    It would have been better to have done it in the Autumn, so if you can wait you can cut it right back and move it then.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    I'd get on and do it now.image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,881

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    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    image It will have an even bigger root to move by autumn

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,881

    Very true Nutcutlet! Yep, MrMahonia go for it!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,881

    I have a Kiftsgate and it terrifies me. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,525

    They have very deep roots. I want to get rid of mine.  I've been hacking at them all last year and it's still budding. I rub them off whenever I pass.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • MrMahoniaMrMahonia Posts: 82

    thanks all. i will get on and move it now then.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    I was tying my Rector up into a tree yesterday. (He didn't complain.) it is his second year

    As for big plants I had two garden workers really fighting to get the roots out of my old Mahonia which was about 28 yrs old. It was far too near the fence to start with my mistake. 

    I have replaced it and I hope it will take off quickly this year.




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    A technical question here for those who know their roses. This is  my Rectors 2nd year and he's  looking good. I have a lot of runners taking off upwards and some I have trained horizontally.

    I have pruned as many of the upright shoots as I can to get them branching out.Was that right? 

    There are already a lot of stems which seem to just end in huge clumps of lovely flowers. Do these flower bearing stems ever grow on to produce more spreading runners or do they always  end up as flowers .

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    A rose novice. 

    Last edited: 19 June 2017 14:24:14




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