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Is this skimmia dying?

Hi the little flowers on this skimmia has started to fall off when I water it or move it at all? I have just realised they need to be in the shade but I’ve had this plant in the sunshine! If I move it to a more shady spot do you think it will be ok?  

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,179
    Yes. Some shade is the ideal, but as long as you give it enough water, a little general feed and some of the soil/compost refreshed each year or so, it'll be fine.

    Anything in a pot long term needs a soil based compost, as compost alone isn't enough, so when you repot it, just make sure it has some loam in there. It looks very healthy just now anyway  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,449
    Should be planted in the soil, not in a container!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,179
    Yes - they aren't the best plants for pot specimens, but it'll be fine for another year or two. 
    Then it'll need a bigger container if it's not being put in the ground  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Ah ok thanks for your comments I will get it in the ground over the next couple of days. 
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