Oh yes, it's definitely frustrating from the "giving advice" end sometimes, as well. I understand it can be INFURIATING watching people struggle AGAINST your words and attempted direction.Not listening to advice they asked for--not having a real willingness to learn.
A bit of humility--Being insulted when someone suggests they could improve their tree-regulars don't deserve to be berated.
Asking questions AFTER they've already done something questionable
For the first question it is patience and perseverance. Knowledge is more readily available now than ever before. Allowing progress for those interested in applying themselves at whatever level and budget they choose.In your opinion, what are the major impediments to people beginning and continuing in this hobby?
And what can we do to help them?
For now, just cover them up with soil. In spring you may want to root prune/repot.I’m one of those beginners and my granddaughter gave me one of those Harland Boxwoods for Christmas. When it arrived I first noticed the roots above the soil. It has already got to where water is not coming out of the bottom as my other plants. I can fix that, but what do I do with the roots on top of the soil? I don’t know whether to trim the roots off, or plant the tree to a depth where the roots are covered.
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