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fertilise hibiscus that are looking in bad shape

Submitted: 04:52PM, 07 Aug 2010
Answer: Dear Reta,

I am not sure what the temperatures are like at the moment where you live, but it might be best to wait till spring before you fertilise your hibiscus. The soil will be a lot warmer then and more receptive to the fertiliser. You could, at the end of August, give your hibiscus a prune. They seem to respond well to a tidy up and this will encourage some new growth. You can apply a slow release fertiliser such as Acticote+ Instant Booster or another product called Dynamic Lifter for Roses. This is an organic based fertiliser that is suitable for other flowering plants such as hibiscus as well as roses.

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