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Before you start, water the camellia thoroughly in its original pot. Ensure the roots are fully saturated and allow to drain. As this is a heavy, permanent container display, move your pot to its final position before planting it up.
Make sure there are plenty of holes in the base of your pot and add crock shards to improve drainage. Fill your pot about two-thirds full with ericaceous compost, leaving enough room for your plant.
Make a hollow in the compost big enough for your camellia's rootball and place it in the pot.
Position the plant centrally in the pot with the top of its rootball about 5cm below the rim. Fill in around the roots with compost and push down with your fingers. Water well and allow to drain.