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Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:34


Hi Gold1locks,

Please take a look at the photos, how far back should I prune it? As you can see there are only a few leaves on it ...sadly.


Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 15:14


Hi all,

Had a look at the roots today and it looked like moss I couldn't make out the roots at all. I didn't want to scrape away the 'moss' too much incase I damaged my plant more. Have repotted it and now we wait to see.

The foliage that was there has been growing very well ... just the rest of the plant is bare

Will keep posting updates

Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 13:55

Thank you all so much - will check it out this weekend.

Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 07:08

Thank you so much for the advice!

I will get sequestrene + today to start bringing my Rhododendron back.

Thanks again.

Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:01

OK ta, I'll give that a go

I water it religiously so I don't think it's that.

Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 19:06

Is my Rhododendron dead ...or not?

It has lost all but perhaps 10 leaves which are producing flowers.

I have had it for about 7 years in a pot on my patio. Last year it had a lot of cabbage catepillars on it.

Help! It's my favourite, a beautiful lilac colour.

What can I do?

Royal Purple Plant

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 13:46

Great - thank you sotongeoff  & obelixx!

This is my first garden so a novice - very much so. Hopefully will get some ideas on how to structure the garden.

Royal Purple Plant

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 12:55

Hi, I saw a photo of Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' and I think it is so lovely - does anyone know where I may be able to purchase it? I have searched the web with no luck

I have recently redone my garden and looking to fill it with colour. As you can see my garden is quite small so the plants must be small too. Your suggestions will be very welcome!





Dried up Tulip bulbs

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 10:18

Ahhhh! Thank you!

Lesson learnt

Dried up Tulip bulbs

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 09:34


How viable are my Tulip bulbs if they are dried up and shrivelled? Is there anything I can do?

Unfortunately I couldn't plant them out last year so spent a season in storage.

Your advice will be much appreciated.

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Rhododendron dead ...or not?

Rhododendrons lost all but a few leaves 
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Dried up Tulip bulbs

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