Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:08
am hoping someone can advise me on a rhododendron plant I have had for 4 years. It's always flowered, & been full of leaves, & been full of buds at this time of the year - ready for the next flowering season.
this year it has not flowered, has lost most of it's leaves, & is not budding ready for next year's flowering. It isn't thriving! It is planted in a big clay pot, with ericacious soil. it is about a metre tall. It stands close to a wooden fence.
i have a partner rhododendron plant in another pot, 2 years older, which IS thriving. It's an amazing plant, a prolific flowerer & it's full of buds for next year already. Btw, this plant stands under an oak tree right close to a wooden shed.
both plants are "properly pruned" at the correct time of year, are watered & fed regularly.
I need advice on how to nurse my "poorly rhododendron" back to health.
all contributions most welcome -