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Hi guys its me again.
Will you please help me with a couple of questions.I have two Azalia plants in verry large pots at front of my bungalow,I am verry pleased with their progress(I have masses of bright red flowers).It says on card no need for prunning,But do i need to deadhead?.
My other question is about a Rhododendron,This is also in pot larger than other two.I was told by a friend that they do grow large but slowly,And it would be ok in pot for 2-3 years.Since planting it 3 weeks ago the thing has grown nearly 3 times as big(I can no longer se the rim of pot)So i have come to the conclusion that i have been slightly missled,So i would appreceate comformation of this and tell me what the hell am i going to do with this monster.
Thankyou for any help you can give me on this....Cheers.



Yes, you should deadhead your azaleas - either snap the flower stem just below the base of the flower, or use secateurs to snip them off there, without damaging any leafbuds or growth beneath the flower.
As for the rhododendron, they vary in size enormously depending on the variety - do you know the name of the one you've got? Or does the label tell you the eventual height and spread of the plant?

5 Jun, 2012

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