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I have been given a Rhododendron Simsii, which has no finished flowering. Can I plant it in the garden (we live in Wales) or is it only for indoors

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If I did plant it outside it would be in a sheltered position



This is a half-hardy species. They usually flower in spring but are forced into early flower for the Christmas trade and need similar growing conditions to outdoor azaleas - cool, moist and shady.

Repot if necessary in ericaceous compost and feed with a high potassium liquid feed at weekly intervals. Plants can be stood outdoors in a cool, shady site for the summer if kept constantly moist, but must be brought indoors before danger of frost

18 Jun, 2009

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