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How to grow camellias


Carol Klein explains how to create the optimum soil conditions for growing camellias.

With hints on environmentally friendly, acidic soil conditioners and guidance on spotting garden pest and signs of ill health, Carol offers a comprehensive guide to caring for your camellias.

Do it: spring

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CaeT 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I have a camellia which was in flower when bought, i transfered to a larger pot with the right soil but it did not flower the following year 08 or this year. Could you tell me what could be the reason.

janfran 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I have an old camellia - white - which has not flowered properly
for two or three years. The white flowers get rusty.
Any tips for getting rid of this - or do I ditch camellia altogether?

Louis 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I want to know what to do about sooty mold (caused by scale) when my camellia w. is 15 or more feet tall. How can I possible sponge each leaf? Are there other alternatives My camellia has always been very healthy until now.

retired70eric 24/11/2011 at 15:28

When is the best time to prune and repot Camellias?

Ted Parks 23/02/2012 at 12:15

was given a camellia some years ago but while it appears very healthy it has never flowered.Please help!!

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