I did buy an Azalea with an unknown history and not looking very healthy, even with my limited knowledge I negotiated down the price and suddenly I did add a nice tree to my collection!
I was quite inspired after watching both Peter Warren sessions to get a Azalea added to the collection
My main issue is the correct soil the tree is in, and not having a lot of leaves To me it looks very poor drainage , meaning poor oxygen and unknown water retention. Also this would make fertilisation difficult for the remainder of the growing season.
The guy told me he had flowers and did some prune just after the flowering stopped.
So what shall I do now?
A: Against the rule try to do a kind of repot, do a very minimal repot only touching the edges and try to clean wash off the hard top layer and get into a slightly bigger pot. We will get lower temperatures next week as we just had 2 weeks 24 - 28 Celsius (75F to 84F) but next week it will be at least for 7 days 21 / 70F, what would be better if we would go for this repot now
B: Wait and hope it will survive the remaining growing season and report early next year, and fertilise it with a liquid for the remaining growing seasons still?
C: Wait until I do see some new fresh growth and do a repot still in summer?
D: Any other suggestions?
Many thanks in advance!
Here I just watered and it take at least 60 Seconds to absorb it.