We have a pink flowering hibiscus (still quite small, at around 1.5 - 2 feet tall max), which was planted outside almost a year ago - Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Chiffon'. It didn't do well at all this year, only flowered a little - budded mostly, but looked a bit sickly, with some yellowing leaves.
It is planted next to a flourishing Choisya, which I had to cut back to allow the sunlight more access, which seemed to help, but only a little. There is also a lot of Ivy around the ground and climbing up the wall in that area - could this be a big part of the problem too??
Also, I have checked the plant's tag and it doesn't seem to say whether or not it is hardy... Should we be fleecing it up for winter?
Many thanks in advance for any help.......!
Mrs C Stanley