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Q.Repotted A Rhododendron In Multipurpose Compost

Zone Warwickshire, UK | Anonymous added on April 12, 2021 | Answered

I am a novice gardener and have been gifted a Rhododendron. I have just repotted it using multipurpose compost. It is not until I came to throw away the bag, that I noticed it isn’t suitable for Rhododendrons! As I have no other compost, do I leave it in and hope for the best or replant it directly into the garden? Any suggestions gratefully received. Thank you

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Answered on April 12, 2021

I would go ahead and plant it in the garden if you have a place for it. They need well-draining, acidic soil in part shade, so a soil test will be beneficial if you don't know what type of soil you have. You can buy an inexpensive kit for determining pH values.

Here is how to care for a rhododendron:



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