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re--potting rhododendrons

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 17:50

Thanks Verdun, I will buy John Innes ericaceous compost tomorrow then, & use it "neat".  (as I only have another brand here).  Should I prune roots or not? Should i prune actual plant & how much? . Can I loosen roots a bit or not ? Do I water it very well when transplanted?  It's still very cold in my back garden (front garden like Springtime, back garden still like winter here). Understand about plantIng rhodies not too deeply now. - yr advice v much appreciated - grateful, Thankyou ???? ????

re--potting rhododendrons

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!


Tads ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 09:06

hypercharleyfarley - ???? - Thankyou for yr help identifying this fruit.  Whilst yes, it is an "immature" fruit - the skin is not at all citric ?   It's thin like an avocado skin. I have watched utube peeling a pomelo, where skin appears thick & citric.  In Thailand the season for pomelo is August to November they tell me.  

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:41


Can now post a pic of the actual picked fruit, & cut open.  

The skin is not at all citric (my sister in ZAMBIA had suggested it is a Pomelo - (type of gapefuit) but it isn't that.

i too, think the skin looks like avocado - but when cut open, you can see it isn't that either?  No pip! 

When asked, the gardener, who has no English,  said something sounding like "Dai in pet" ???? ??? 



Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:38

Oh, that is a kindness, ???? how thoughtful you are!  "thankyou" dovefromabove - ???? ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 15:16

mm n, I know guavas, cos I lived in Cape Town for 40 years... So it's not guava.  I think it might be some kind of "bael fruit" - if it isnt the avocado family or mango family.   It's an odd one. Isn't it?  Thankyou for your interest & help - appreciated ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:09

Zenjeff - I can't find any reference to Ma Dun !  Can you tell me anything about IT ? Thankyou for responding. ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 12:06

Pansyface, I have asked somebody local to ASK locally what they call it ?  ???? Thankyou for responding. ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 10:30

 Hi ChriIssy, I've just googled this pics of a mango tree, blossom & fruit! what do you think?   ???? could resemble my pics ?   or defo not?  ???? x thanks for yr input. ????

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 10:11



seeking HELP !

please, is anybody able to help identify the fruits growing on this tree now in Thailand (growing prolifically in Hua Hiin - a 3 hour drive south of Bangkok)?  I think it looks likes an avocado?   tho I see no references to avocado growing there?  Mangoes are prolific there, but am not sure?  

Thankyou ????

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