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Rhododendrons

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:39

My daughter has just pruned her very big rhododendron bush, in her garden in Guildford. A real family favourite!   Its a fabulous plant, has lived in its massive 1 metre square clay pot quite happily for probably 4 years; topped up with fresh rhodie soil twice a year, & fed regularly;  it's been tended & looked after & "thrives" & flowers profusely, (gloriously, every year) & its kept well watered all year round (so gets huge fat buds in between seasons)  - but as it's probably all of 5 ft across now, (has never been pruned) this year she felt it should be pruned.  Whilst I realise the "horse has bolted" - any comments/advice on tending this beloved shrub, would be dearly appreciated. (Am told it is looking even healthier since it was pruned this week!)  I visit for a week every month or so & they enjoy my involvement with helping them with the gardening there...hence my interest - thankyou  question:  when IS the best time of year to prune a rhododendron?  

 

 

 

 

Ceanothus

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:38

mmmn, thanx, think u r right... 

 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:53

Ceanothus bush, & a close up, & a handful of brown "crispy" leaves I have just taken off one of the branches...???? 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52475.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52474.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52473.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:49

My ceanothus flowered beautifully (as usual) in May this year, its 3rd year. It is in a pot.    I notice now tho that leaves are falling off, they are  "crispy"  & brown - is this normal? I don't remember this on previous years. Can someone please help? 

see next pics coming....

 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:43

thankyou Dave.  One thing, on the ceanothus, lots of the leaves have turned crispy & brown & fallen off. It's only July, so am not sure this should be happening ? That's why I posted a closeup photo as well.....any ideas ? 

Pruning Rhododendron

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:15

Wonderful rhododendron, about 5 years old, flowers profusely, lives in Guildford in sheltered small garden in a pot, but getting rather large & needs pruning.  I know nothing about pruning Rhodies, when or how much to prune them & where to cut!  Can anybody please advise me/give me any tips? That would be kind, thankyou  

 

 

 

Pruning Rhododendron

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52468.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52467.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:01

please, I need to know how & when to prune my rhododendron?  Can anyone out there please advise me?   It flowers "profusely" & has done for 5 years now, in its pot, giving us a fantastic & fabulous display of pale pink flowers.  It's now very very big, & needs a prune - I have never pruned it!  No idea how to go about it, and when & by how much?  Would really appreciate some advice & any tips.  thankyou  

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:56

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52455.jpg?width=229&height=350&mode=max

 

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