Wilting shrub

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  1. Scotty2088

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    Bought this shrub on Monday and it went in the ground yday. I bought it cheap from Wilkos due to it wilting and on the basis I’d try and rescue it.

    So anything I can do to help it? Parts of the plant look healthy and others not. What can I do to give it a helping hand.
     

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    Hi,

    For any plant trying to recover, its best to keep its soil well watered, if outside, or carefully if in a pot, and give it some shading against this strong sun and equally drying strong easterly wind.

    Think making up a shading cover from some hort. fleece or similar will be needed in your outdoor situation.

    The cover will also offer it some night time protection from the low temperatures /near frost we get with these high pressure clear skies.

    Perhaps consider putting it in a pot and placing it in a sheltered and partially shaded place by the house wall etc.

    No idea what the plant is, but like most plants, cutting it back to 1/3rd of the hight it is now, will let it concentrate on good new growth rather than trying to keep those existing long branches going, most of which look a lost cause.
     
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    Yeah, dont think I would have bought it:smile:

    But if I had I'd probably have kept it in its pot for a while to see what it does, that way you can move it and give it a bit more TLC if needed.
     
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      It only cost me £2.50 and the optimist in me wanted to give it a go. If nothing comes of it then never mind, but if it does then I will have that rewarding satisfaction I made a difference. Thanks for the replies though, I will look at pruning it back in the parts that look significantly damaged.
       
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        Think I would put it back into its pot and find a sheltered spot, away from the sun and wind for a few weeks. Don't overdo the watering, just keep it moist. It is hard to tell it might have been under or over watered in the shop, most likely just been sitting in a packet for too long on a shelf. Is it a tender shrub? Might have been hit by frost?
         
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