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How to Grow Camellias.

Byline: Gardening with Adrienne Wild

PUT camellias centre stage in the garden and they will knock every other plant into the shadows.

early morning sun will damage the dew or frost-laden flowers and buds, causing them to drop off.

Safe soil Most camellias require an acid or lime-free soil to succeed. If nature cannot supply in your garden, then grow them in pots of ericaceous compost and give them rainwater.

These tough beauties brave the coldest weather, kicking off their spectacular show well before the gardening season is under way.

And make sure you steer clear of any borders which are exposed and easily buffeted by the wind. Also, be sure to avoid rootchoked soil.

Keep plants well-nourished by feeding them with an acid-fertiliser in summer. To prevent yellow leaves, spray with sequestered iron.

Trusted friends Many blooms, especially those of the much-loved Camellia japonica, resemble familiar garden flowers such as anemone, peony and roses.

Frost fear Avoid planting camellias on east-facing walls, as the bright, This is because your gorgeous camellias need plenty of moisture between July and October, when the flower buds are forming.

For reliability in cold areas of the country, grow the hardier camellia williamsii varieties such as Bow PUT camellias centre stage in the garden and they will knock every other plant into the shadows.

These tough beauties brave the coldest weather, kicking off their spectacular show well before the gardening season is under way.

Trusted friends Many blooms, especially those of the much-loved Camellia japonica, resemble familiar garden flowers such as anemone, peony and roses.

For reliability in cold areas of the country, grow the hardier camellia williamsii varieties such as Bow Bells, Donation and Anticipation.

Safe soil Most camellias require an acid or lime-free soil to succeed. If nature cannot supply in your garden, then grow them in pots of ericaceous compost and give them rainwater.

Keep plants well-nourished by feeding them with an acid-fertiliser in summer. To prevent yellow leaves, spray with sequestered iron.

Frost fear Avoid planting camellias on east-facing walls, as the bright, a garden a wheelbarrow can show off a selection seasonal plants and wheeled under the lounge windows armchair viewing.

early morning sun will damage the dew or frost-laden flowers and buds, causing them to drop off.

And make sure you steer clear of any borders which are exposed and easily buffeted by the wind. Also, be sure to avoid rootchoked soil.

This is because your gorgeous camellias need plenty of moisture between July and October, when the TipAS well as being a garden workhorse, a wheelbarrow can show off a selection of seasonal plants and wheeled under the lounge windows for armchair viewing.

Tip AS well as being a garden workhorse, a wheelbarrow can show off a selection of seasonal plants and wheeled under the lounge windows for armchair viewing.

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Feb 9, 2020
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