If you put compost into the hole, the roots will stay and curl around and become almost pot-bound
gardener Don If you put compost into the hole, the roots will stay and curl around and become almost pot-bound
CHECK THAT ANNUALS AREN'T POT-BOUND
When choosing bedding, try to avoid plants which have loads of roots sticking out of the bottom of the pot, which indicate the plants have been in there for far too long and can make it tricky to remove the plants from their containers.
By keeping them pot-bound
and skipping a few waterings, you can coax them all into bloom.
If it is pot-bound
in this way, there's a risk you'll damage the roots as you pull them out.
Remove winter protection from containers and top dress or replant overgrown or pot-bound
plants, adding a slow-release fertiliser.
When choosing a potted tree, lift the root ball out of the pot to examine the roots--they should be developed enough to hold the soil together without being pot-bound
Plants and Window, Mandradjieff Plants, and several works titled Painted Plant all show their pot-bound
namesakes in the domestic realm, revealing complex structural relationships in light and shade, rigid upright stalks and flopping leaves caught by the camera's mechanical eye.
If you find the plant is very pot-bound
, lightly prune the thicker non-fibrous roots, but avoid damaging the fibrous feeder roots and replant in the same pot using a soil-based compost.
I usually start the latter in a 41/2" azalea pot and may transfer it to a 5" pot if looks like it might be pot-bound
They do best if left in their pots until really pot-bound
- for greatest hardiness choose the Headbourne Hybrids.
Everything is getting pot-bound
on our patio because he's threatened to dig up my 'useless' flowers if I put them in.