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help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 07:45

Hi there

agree with figrat, but not with Obelix. Rhod looks anaemic to me, for a plant of this size probably 2-3 yrs old. I would say it's starving and perhaps dying...

Rhod will like a light loam, acidic but well drained (ner the gutter may be a wet plot). True for rain water as opposed to tap water, especially if calcareous.

Rhod also likes light, lot of ot. Perhaps the corner is a bit shadowy??

Check the above 2 factors before pouring feeding stuff, otherwise you won't get much more results.

If you transplant to another spot, consider trimming the branches after replanting: keep the strongest ones, cut all by 30% height. Allow re-sprouting, then fertilize to light doses.

Good luck!

AP

help with 2 plants please- Clematis Jackmanii(?) and Rhodedendron(?)

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 07:06

Hi Siminstance

agree with figrat, seems to me that your rhododendron is not feeling well.

needs acidic soilds (peat compost), well-drained (near water pipe may not be a good idea, well balanced NPK, and good sunshine.

Take care

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