Trouble with Azalea

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  1. KFF

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    Hi all ,

    There's something wrong with one our Azaleas, I hope you can help..


    This is the plant close up

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    The whole plant

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    This is his twin

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    The plants are situated about 3 ft apart and are grown in the same way, in large tubs in ericaceous compost. They've been planted around 12/14 months and were both fed about a month ago with Rhododendron & Azalea Feed. The only difference is that the one on the right of the step is in a little more shade and a little more wind ( when it's windy - it's not in a wind tunnel ).

    I've checked and it's fully rooted and there are no signs of any pests. It only seems to be really affecting the flowers, the leaves seem fine. It seems to have happened quickly, perhaps over 3 days.

    The only thing I can think of is scorching through the high temperatures ( 25 ° today ) and the breeze/wind.

    Thank you
     
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    No ideas anyone ? ? ?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Well my considered opinion is,.......its dead.:biggrin:

    Seriously, I'd guess a root problem, as it appears to have tried to flower and leaf up which have died off.
    Suggesting it was doing this with sap remaining in the wood, bit like cutting down woody material in winter, it then goes on to shoot in the spring even if it has no roots, the shoots then of course die off pretty fast.
    Just a guess, but did it get water logged during winter?
     
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