IAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4852 times:
...and the last azalea bush on the front of the house isn't getting enough water, causing it to grow much more slowly than the others. She called our landscaper, Mark, who offered to come over and lay some pipe. He was the one who originally tore-up our bed a couple of years ago, so who better to give us another head? What I really hate about Mark is how he always wants to hang out and talk after the job is done. Why can't he understand we just want him to do it and leave? I'd knock it out myself, but I just can't get a grip on Mark's plumbing.
Also, she reported that the dog (the one I made retarded by punching her in the face) dug a hole in the back yard. Must have been awfully deep, because she said she looked to see how deep it was and saw a Vietnamese kid. Seriously. Our neighbors are immigrants.
Be sure to use rainwater, azaleas and rhododendrons do not appreciate tap-water unless it is very soft tap-water. If you haven't done it already, replacing some of the top soil with some acid soil will be advantageous. Avoid hoeing and forking around them because they are shallow-rooted. Once established they will need little care.
No no no....she trimmed her own bush. The landscaper merely comes by to install a head. Sprinkler head.
Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8): Is the bush down in the valley where the little stream is? Do you have to fertilize the bush very often, or just a periodic re-seeding?
I occasionally attempt to fertilize, but that's about it.
Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 12): Be sure to use rainwater, azaleas and rhododendrons do not appreciate tap-water unless it is very soft tap-water. If you haven't done it already, replacing some of the top soil with some acid soil will be advantageous.
We're feeding them some sort of silver compound that made them explode. With any luck, we'll have a fantastic bed of them about the time we move out.