Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:59
i am in Guildford, Surrey - I have had a rhododendron in a clay pot for 5 years. It just isnt doing well, & I don't want to lose it, so I want to re-pot it into a larger pot. It hS dark pink flowers when in bloom.
It's 3ft tall x has an approx 3 ft spread. It only has leaves on the top 12 inches of the branches, & not the "buds" like its sister plant, which is fully leaved & full of buds - but in a larger pot.
Can somebody please advise me about the re-potting & the soil combination required ie: do I plant it solely into "ericaceous compost" mixture straighy from the bag?
last year (probably in error) I added ericaceous soil into the top of the pot, helping i thoufht, to feed it : so its soil has been touching the plant stem - and I am reading now that rhodies like to sit proud of theif soil. I hope I haven't help kill it ! Oh my!