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This is the first time I have owned a Camelia and mine has just started flowering, could someone please advise me how best to care for it? for instance, should I be feeding it whilst it is in flower? It is in a container.  

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it should be in lime free soil, water well in autumn and now in spring .

Thanks for replies, it is potted in eracaceus soil. Sorry I am still not clear on this , am I right in thinking you only feed once a year then?, when link refers to 'no need to feed until next season' ?

I'd feed it after flowering then in the autumn, it gives it fuel to overwinter.

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they need food and plenty of water in autumn because that's when the flower buds are forming as far as I am aware.

Greg Wells

Feed weekly from March through to September and occassionally in winter as per the instructions on your feed.

Choosing a Camelia feed with seaweed, which will help acidify the soil as well as providing root protection and nutrition, included much needed iron. 'Camellia Focus' by focus-on-plants.com is a good choice, but there are others too.

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