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  • e1lisee1lise Posts: 14

    Hi, some excellent advise on here there's just a couple of  other things rhodies can get sun  burn so don't keep it in the sun all day and make sure it doesn't get waterlogged and don't let it dry out. It's a good idea to stand the pot on a couple of bricks to be sure it can drain efectively

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Rhododendrons don't need much fertilizer. Soluble fertilizers don't last long. so for rhodies in pots  it's a good idea to add some slow release pellets, with an occasional Sequestrene+ feed to deal with the acid side of things if you can't provide rain water.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Have you got it in lime free soil?


  • spring Jeanspring Jean Posts: 18

    our water isn't really that hard, but I mainly use rainwater for the Rhododendron. It is planted in Ericacious compost.

    The yellow leaves come off easily when touched, will these be replaced by the plant?

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Just beneath the flower truss you should see some buds. Once the flower is finished the buds should fatten up. Help them by removing the flower at that point to stop energy going into seed production. If the buds don't develop then it suggests something serious like vine weevil grubs. If you have any vine weevil killer you might want to treat it now just in case. Or you might lift it out of its pot for a quick inspection for grubs, drainage etc..

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