You will probably guess by the question I ask that I am not by any means the most experienced of gardeners.
Last year, my Uncle moved house and gave me the opportunity to take a couple of plants from his garden. I liked the look of two large Pieris bushes which he had there for some years.
I planted them quickly, fed them and ensured that they were watered well for the first few months. However I am now concerned at the state of them. They are quite spindly, and look as though they need a good cutting back.
I appreciate that I cannot do this just yet, but am concerned that if I were to be over zelous in the coming months - I may well just ruin these plants completely. The wood nearest to the main shoots look dead. I appreciate that they are not - as new growth has appeared at the ends!
As my Uncle has now sadly passed away, these bushes are precious to me and I need your help!!
Thank you in anticipation, John.