save plants pieris and hebe

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  1. McTavish14

    McTavish14 Apprentice Gardener

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    hi
    wonder if anyone can help me
    i have a pieris little jap and also a hebe (purple shamrock i think) both of which i thought were dying. the hebe i dug up and put in pot. it has started to regrow but is very lopsided
    i left the pieris but the middle of it also seems dead, and I also want to move it.
    can anyone advise the best way to tidy these plants?
    should i just leave them to regrow best they can (id have to put them in area i don't use much as they'd annoy me) Or can i rescue/ transplant just the healthy growing bits.
     

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    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    Hiya McTavish 14:)

    Yes leave the hebe for now....don’t overwater this one:)

    The Pieris! Unless you have acid soil...do you know?....I would pot it up too. If you do, use an ericaceous John innes compost. It is an open shape, middle pretty sparse, so I would use a couple of short canes to tie in the leading shoots towards the centre.

    The hebe likes open sunny spot; the pieris prefers somewhere more shady if that helps:)
     
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    McTavish14 Apprentice Gardener

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    thank you
    i will pot pieris in erinaceous compost.
    at moment my soil is fairly neutral but i added loads of this compost when i planted the pieris
     
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