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Camellia Care

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.

You will need:

Secateurs, Fertiliser, Watering Can

Best time to do it:

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Difficulty: 2 / 5

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

Carefully pick off any yellowing or damaged leaves.

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.

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


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