Old rhody and azalea
I have an old rhododendron and azalea situated side by side, they are old , neglected and threadbare at the base.
I've successfully brought a deciduous azalea back to health and its now in full bloom with lovely scent.
The evergreen rhody and azalea I want to tackle next are much taller, yet have lots of bare wood from ground level to about half way up the plant.
Basically, I'm concerned that I'll kill them if I prune hard.
Any advice / encouragement welcome !