Alina W

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Camellia with leaves turning brown

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 21:14

Camellias need an acid soil - do you know if your soil is acid?

olive tree

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 21:02

JI should have been fine. I would leave it where it is and make sure that it doesn't get too wet again. Hopefully, it will put out fresh shoots in time.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 18:05

Simply pull or dig them up.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:51

It depends - if you have pigeons you may well find that they will cause severe damage to anything leafy.

olive tree

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:49

It may be over-wet - is it in a particularly soggy piece of ground?

Poorly lawn

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:36

I'd wait and see what happens when the water goes down and the rain is over. Most moulds simply shrivel up when the sun hits them, so you may find that the problem solves itself.

north-facing climbers?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 13:47

Clematis alpina will grow there. It will need tying in, but other that is minimal maintenance as it should only be pruned if it outgrows its space.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 12:10

Sunny intervals today, and much warmer (14C). I have some fuchsias that may finally get re-potted.

Red Robin

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 12:05

Dig your hole then mix a small amount of bonemeal with the bottom soil - don't use too much, as excess fertilizer can burn plants' roots and even kill them. Then plant in a mixture of multipurpose and garden soil - multipurpose on its own can be a bit too light.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 12:01

Theyare fully hardy, so will be fine outside. Put it in a sheltered, semi-shaded position, out of winds and midday sunshine.

Also, don't put it straight in a giant pot - put it in a smaller one first, say 30cm across. The compost can be a mixture of JI and multipurpose - contrary to popular belief, they don't need ericaceous compost, although they do prefer a fairly fibrous mix.

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