Posted: 10/06/2012 at 03:09
Here is pic of young Cistus 'Snowfire' I bought and planted early May. Soil is clay, acidic to neutral with garden compost added month or so before planting. Also put grit in planting hole when planting.
Question is - is it unhappy/dormant, as it doesn't look any different from the day it was planted. No new growth and the little brown hairy bobbly bits you see where I thought there were buds seem to be soft and are falling off. I wondered if the brown bits are protecting the real buds or is it just falling apart because it's not going to 'go'? I've never seen a young Cistus before and had expected some indication of growth since it's been in the ground for a month - or is this the norm?
Sorry so many questions. Just unsure whether it should be moved. Is in full sun just now - when it stops raining that is!
Any replies gratefully received. Thanks.