Problems with shrubs drying up
Im referring to both ones I've planted and one Im keeping in a pot til fall when I can move some stuff around in the garden to make room for it.
At first I thought they were root bound, but not really. Whatever they're planted in is hard and stiff like cardboard and even though the soil around them is nice and moist the moisture doesnt absorb and get to the plant. Unless they're watered every day they wilt and ry up.
One I planted two years ago this fall - It gets wilted frequently so I pulled it up and it was still in the same pot shape with very little root growth beyond the original pot size !
What's going on here? Im thinking I need to more aggressively break up the potting stuff and replant directly into real soil (maybe soak in rooting hormone first). Does that sound like a plan?