Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

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    Good morning I have Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' and they are looking very sorry for themselves they are in semi shade but have hardly put on any growth since last year I would like to move them both could I do it now any advice would be welcome as I don't want to lose them,.Thank you:smile:
     
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    Morning Woo :)
    Depending on how long they have been in but now is a good time to move them. Semi shade should be good but grown here in full sun.
    If young bushes they shouldnt need to be pruned but otherwise I would cut back between a third and a half
    The usual soil enrichment incl fertiliser though Woo :)
     
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      Good morning @Verdun my good friend and thank you,they were only put in last year ,I shall move them to day,many thanks for your sound advice ,which is very much appreciated as always:smile::blue thumb:
       
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      "Goof" friend Woo???
      Wot u sayin? :)
      ha ha :)
       
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      Hello @Verdun my very good friend my sincere apologies :redface:it was a slip of one of my talons the F is next to the D:smile:
       
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        Good morning I am moving the Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' only purchased them last year,now having got them up,I can see the roorballs are still the same shape and size that they were in the pots,(in fact I just lifted them out)now do I tease the roots out or do I just leave them as they are and replant them,I have seen some gardeners tease the roots out and others that don't,thank you for your advice:smile:
         
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          Hi Woo

          what size pot did you buy them in and when did you plant them ? ? If me I would spread the roots out if looking congested , its a good time to transplant....

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            Hello @Spruce my friend, 3 ltr pots I got them last August thanks my friend,its just that some of the TV pundits I've noticed teased the roots out and some don't,I will do as you suggest.thank you:smile:
             
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              Yes WO, as Spruce said. If you don’t release those roots your shrubs will not grow well at all. Space roots well and your rides will thank you for it :smile:
              I do two things before planting.....tease roots out and soak root balls for 20 minutes or so
               
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                Thank you @Verdun my friend,(You wait until I see Monty Don);):smile:
                 
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                  Hi woo
                  so not been in very long .... you have sort of healled them in till now ... I like Ribes good spalsh of colour in the spring ... and so easy from hardwood currings.

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                    I think @wiseowl has gone off to plant them :psnp:
                     
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                        Good afternoon the Ribes that I moved has not shown any more growth at all,its a mystery to me as they are only a few feet from each other in identical locations:dunno::smile:

                        ps.just had a close look at the second Ribes and I fear I have lost it,I wouldn't mind if I knew why:dunno:both purchased and planted at the same time and treated exactly the same:smile:
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                        Give it time Woo :)
                        Plants don’t always behave according to the script! Besides it’s still early in the season esp after transplanting.
                        I find ribes very obliging so judge it in a month’s time
                        Here some plants look dead but aren’t....they are late in making growth....some are advanced.
                        I recall last year digging up a persicaria polymorpha thinking it was dead...the other persicarias were making good growth. Deep down were masses of shoots...I was a tad impatient Woo:)
                         
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