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How to care for Camellias


Difficulty: 2 / 5

You will need: Secateurs, Fertiliser, Watering Can

As they finish flowering camelias, especially those in containers, can start to look tired. So May is a good time to give them a bit of attention to get them ready for next year.

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Step One:

Remove the last of the dying flowers being careful not to damage the nearby growth buds.

Step 1 of How to care for Camellias

Step Two:

Carefully pick off any yellowing or damaged leaves.

Step 2 of How to care for Camellias

Step Three:

Add a dressing of Ericaceous (acidic) fertiliser around the base of the plant and mix it into the upper layer of soil gently with a fork.

Step 3 of How to care for Camellias

Step Four:

Water well so that the fertiliser begins to wash down to the roots.

Step 4 of How to care for Camellias

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