Rhododendrons at my new house not looking good.
I just bought my first house (yay!)a few months ago, and the prior owners landscaped with three rhododendrons in the front yard (south-west facing)that look pretty bad. Leaves looked yellow and scorched even before we had our hot weather in Sept/Oct. I've retained the gardener, and he tells me they have never bloomed. I'm considering transplanting to the backyard where will have sun protection from the redwoods growing there. Good idea or no? And should I prune back ugly yellow leaves now or wait until they recover from the move? They actually do have buds on them, but they are very sad looking. Brown along the edges.
My Dad used to grow Rhodies, and they are one of my fondest memories from my childhood home backyard.