Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:27
I have 2 Pieris 'Forest Flame' in different parts of my small garden. Last year, one which was on one side had its roots crushed by the huge roots of a neighbours tree growing around it under the surface. Took me two years to realise this was the problem. We had the big tree removed last summer and I transplanted the Forest Flame further along the garden assuming it would thrive. It didn't. Leaves fell off, stems turned hard and it looked all but dead.
Two weeks ago I dug it up again and transplanted it in a tub of ericaceous compost and whilst it still looks barren - it is coming to life and has produced spring red foliage on a branch on the left. I have it in the stick corner though out of the way.
I tried to put a photo here but with this new format, I can only see an 'E' appearing in the right top corner of this box where we type in comments. I can't see the photo icon at all. It went to 'Browse' to find my photo and I've tried it twice. But until I hit the 'post reply' pink button at the bottom - I've no idea if the photo will appear in this post - or you may get two photos where I've tried twice. Then again, no photo at all may appear
Last edited: 18 May 2016 20:32:16