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Rhododendron problems

JON49JON49 Posts: 3
I'm new to gardening an bought a Rhododendron last year. Its been put into the correct compost and been fed with ericaceous plant food but its looking an a bad state.
Does anyone have any ideas what the issue could be? From the picture it looks like it wont survice for long.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,942
    Looks like it’s dried out, is that a clay pot, they absorb the water and the plant stays dry.  can you put it in the open ground. It’s a big plant for a pot.
    could be vine weevils in the pot, 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,363
    Crikey! It looks better than mine! 😞
    The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
  • JON49JON49 Posts: 3
    Thanks all for the replies. It is a clay pot and it seems to be constantly dry. No matter how much water I give it. 
    Plan for tomorrow is to re-pot it with new soil, another soaking in a bucket before planting it and then keeping my fingers crossed.
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