Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:48
My poor gardenia has been attacked by vine weevil, red spider mite, aphids and snails.
It only produced one flower all year!
But I love it dearly and the scent when flowers actually grow, is heavenly.
I've decided to take it out of its pot, checking all is good with roots, changing the soil etc, then putting it indoors, in a bright spot with no direct sunlight, cool and away from radiators, in the hope it may be happier (I don't think it likes my damp, cold garden in the winter).
Is there any particular compost it would like most, any particular pot (it's currently in a terracotta one), any particular aspect etc, that I don't know about?
We may get a small garden room built next year, mainly in glass and was wondering if it's a plant that likes a cool conservatory-type space or not.
I'm not giving up on it!