Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:37
I had a very leggy one a few years back, my mum wouldn't let dad touch it for fear of ruining it!
I have gradually over three years pruned it so not too much in one go, maybe I could have, I didn't want to risk it on pain of death!
It's gorgeous this year, round, neat and covered in buds.
Do you re pot every year, if so put it in ericaceous compost, check for vine weevil, the following year you can just scrape of the top two inches and top it up. Before flowering you can give a fed of azalea,/ Camelia liquid feed.