Having always watered my Azaleas with collected rainwater , I have during this hot spell given them a wide berth when using tap water ( with the hose pipe). I then have gone back with collected rain water and given them a good soak.
But after my latest visit to our nursery and seeing the watering being done with the hosepipe I started thinking that we are advised when planting to use Ericacius compost and to water with rainwater. But how come they use the hosepipe , with which I assume comes straight from the tap ?
So any that die on us customers I ask myself " Is it realy our fault or are they slowly dyeing before we bring them home ? "
I have in the past bought Azaleas from the accident corner for a much reduced price and I have been un lucky - they die at the first hurdle , is this why ?