Posted: 09/08/2013 at 16:36
I have a rhododendron which is a small variety. It was in a pot but not doing well so planted it out. Since then it has done much better but the only thing I found in that long dry spell is the leaves turned yellow and fell off. I watered profusely over several days (hard tap water though as it's too far for me to carry a can!) and it has recovered beautifully. New leaves etc. it previously flowered well so obviously was just thirsty! I know they don't love too much sun and it doesn't get it but obviously not enough rain either this year.
PS Nemaslug every six weeks is fantastic in veg beds.