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06/05/2013 at 22:11

I planted a flowering camellia last March and ensured it was well watered through August - September.  I fed it with ericaceous mulch in autumn and spring, and have had lots of healthy buds on it since February, but as yet not one looks like opening. 

I think it's past it now - does anyone know why this might have happened.  I was planning on moving the plant after flowering but am nervous now....

06/05/2013 at 22:14

Hi Im just guessing, as the weather has been so cold, it is taking its time.

mine are finally starting to flower, and they are a lot later than in previous years.

06/05/2013 at 22:22

Thanks Goldfinch, guess I'll wait a bit longer before I move it then.  Getting impatient as I really need to get my raspberries into its spot :0)


07/05/2013 at 07:52


If you planted it last march you should be able to move it,without affecting your flowers.  I know it's supposed to be a big no but I think you will be fine.  Raspberries will need plantIng now so have a go.  

Get the receiving hole done first and try not to knock the flower buds. Camelias have compact root systems and as yours is so young I cannot see much of a problem.  I moved one in January with buds and it's still flowering.

07/05/2013 at 08:16

I've moved lots of things at the 'wrong' time too without a problem. As Verd says it's about getting the hole it's going in prepared well before you move it. I have an established rhodie here which is covered in buds and only one is just starting to open - the long cold spell is holding so much back unfortunately.

07/05/2013 at 09:36

Great, thanks! 

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