I have been given a very old and large juniper squamata. It has some Browning on the older leaves. But it seems otherwise healthy. However, the soil is very damp and is covered with a layer of moss that has gone almost slime-like.
I think that it needs repotting and the moss removed, but I am wondering that with the heat in Canberra, the timing is bad. I have it in morning sun and am being careful with watering - rain can't be avoided though.
Any suggestions would be appreciated - I have attached a picture of the tree and a closer one of the soil/moss surface
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Clean the moss off, clear out the dead roots and repot. Morning sun is good, you can’t avoid the heat, but you can put it the shade. Most important seek out your local club. They will be able give you good advice.
JC - did you send a Facebook PM? If so, I haven't got it as yet. If there's a way to get PMs through this forum site, I am not sure how to access them.
I spent a couple of hours repotting the tree this afternoon, including trimming all of the brown pieces of the tree. It is out in a light rain shower now and looking much happier with the moss gone and a less heavy soil added. Thanks for the advice from the forum!
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