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My rhodie when blooming in the spring has yellow flowers. It has been in the ground over a year now. I planted it the way you are suppose to with Rhodies. I have a white Rhodie that I transplanted in the spring on the other side of the house, which is doing pretty good. I have a picture of it on my camera, which will post tommorw.
How much sun is it getting? The fact that a rhodie that you moved to the other side of the house is doing fine while this one is struggling makes me wonder if it's in a location that gets a bit too much sun.
The mulch will not harm the plant. Dig the hole in advance and amend it if required before you dig the Rhododendron. Move it either late in the day or when rain or overcast skies are predicted and water it in well - then mulch it. We were always surprised to see they don't have a giant rootball! Good luck, roseycats.
Thanks Pirl, tomorrow would be a good time to do it, because we are suppose to get rain sometime tomorrow, but it also depends on how my DH is feeling. I need to get some soil first. Have everything else.
It's grown since the first photo and it's not uncommon for it to go through an "ugly" time. Remove all spent flower heads and yellowed leaves. If you cut off the growing tip of each and every branch you will get a fuller bush. Have faith!
Thanks Pirl, No I can't move it tonight, beause I couldn't get out to get the soil today , and it is just about ready to storm here. We are under a weather advisiory today and tomorrow. I should beable to transfer it Wed. or Thurs if everything goes according to plan. I don't know if it's going to rain or not. It was thundering, the sky looks like rain, but who know's.
I hope we get a good down pour though.
Well, I finally transplanted my Yellow Rhodie this morning, The root ball was like it was when I put the Rhodie, in the ground for the first time. I didn't see any roots coming out of the root ball, which makes me wonder if the thing will live.
roseycats wrote:Well, I finally transplanted my Yellow Rhodie this morning, The root ball was like it was when I put the Rhodie, in the ground for the first time. I didn't see any roots coming out of the root ball, which makes me wonder if the thing will live.
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Did you scuff up the rootball really good? I massacre mine. If you just leave the original root ball the roots will rarely grow out of it.
I did scuff the root ball up a little, but I don't think I scuffed it up enough. I don't know if the thing is going to make anyway. If it doesn't I think I'll replace it with an Azalea. I don't have any problems with them. I better not brag because everytime I do, something alway's goes wrong.