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Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:16

Hope you don't mind me commenting.  Busy Lizzie is quite right the drainage hole could be blocked  have a feel at the compost and see if its soggy, if it is repot in fresh compost, you've nothing to lose because it will die if it's waterlogged. if the compost is ok stand the pot on a couple of bricks this will help it to drain, the other reason could be cold whilst  most Rhodis are hardy they do sulk and droop their leaves when it's very cold but they'll perk up as soon as they get a bit of sun.

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:19

I'm with Salino, Rhododendron King George, Mine is about 6ft tall and has been in situ for 4yrs and it's flowered for the first time this year, the perfume is breathtaking. If you haven't got space for King George there's a new rhodi called Tinkerbird it's small and white nothing like King George till you smell the perfume, so it's worth a look

White Bluebells

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 23:58

Hi, I'm sure cufcskim is right, but appreciate them for how pretty they are, I've got some in my garden and I love them


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:50

Thanks for your advise I thought chemical warfare would be the only way to be rid of it. it's a shame really because it is pretty

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 03:01


Killing off old tree roots

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 02:57

if it's in a suitable place light a bonfire over it, it may take several fires but it will burn away eventually


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 02:53

Hi, I thought this plant was really pretty aquired some seed and have it in several patches in the garden. It's gone mad it's invading everything how on earth can I get rid of it, I've tried digging it out but just miss a little bit and there you have another plant. It's driving me mad and spoiling my borders, any advise would be gratefully received.Thanks all, Elise

sanity in need of restoring

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 00:41

Hi, we've got a large garden and through the years we've found all the above plus brake shoes clutch cables engine bits and old metal window frames. But the best find of all was a gas cooker I was double digging a patch and struck something that felt quite substantial when I excavated a little more I found the cooker. Now bear in mind I was double digging so it was quite deep so I'm afraid I covered it up and we've lawned over that area. Who knows at some time in the future someone else may have the dubious pleasure of digging it out I know I havn't got the energy so good luck and enjoy

Poorly hebe

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 00:13

Hi JG, Mine's done the same thing but yesterday when I looked closely wondering wether to did it up or prune it back and pray, I noticed  slight signs of growth at the base of the stems. So I think leave it awhile and cross your fingers


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 23:50

Hi, some excellent advise on here there's just a couple of  other things rhodies can get sun  burn so don't keep it in the sun all day and make sure it doesn't get waterlogged and don't let it dry out. It's a good idea to stand the pot on a couple of bricks to be sure it can drain efectively

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