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Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 16:15

Thank you.

Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:11

It was levingtons soil i used. The pot i planted it in was one up from its original pot. For now i will let it settle and as it seems to be very happy at this moment in time. I think for this year i will leave it and just mulch with lime free compost/gravel.

Thank you once again and i appreciate your expert input.

Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 14:13

Hello Verdun and thank you for your response.

The MPC i used is especially for Camellias as advised by the nursery i bought it from - cant recall the brand - i will check when i go back in to the shed.

Pruning tips - thank you.

Pot size - mm - may re pot it, as you say it likes a big pot. Also how about if place stones on the soil to keep in moisture - i never let my pots dry out - heaven forbid i would kick myself lol  I will move it down the garden for some shade in the next month or so as its heats up.

Thank you

Camellia Princess Bachiottii

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 12:27


I have just potted my first Camellia in pot of ericaceous soil as my gardens soil is very alkaline

I was most delighted when it gave me a pleasant surprise by displaying not one but two beautiful crimson flowers and to the side was also a pink flower - this is all very new to me. Will this mutation continue?

My question is - how does one care for a shrub in a pot as i dont want to inhibit it but at the same time it will need to be pruned so as it dosnt get out of control.

Thank you.

my japanese garden

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 20:42

Why thank you - im in Sunny Essex - bt of a long bus ride lol

my japanese garden

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 18:04

Its beautiful and i love your cloud tree. Only one question - when can we visit? lol

Lovely last tweet by Leonard Nimoy

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:12

I felt it most profound and perfectly timed. I loved it.

Hybrid roses in spring

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:05

Hello there all.

I have two hybrid rose bushes in medium sized pots on my patio. Last year one of them suffered from aphids and the leaves went brownish yellow too. I trimmed back dying leaves to aerate the plant as i not keen on spraying roses - as they were in bloom at that particular time.

Question - whats the best start i can give them this spring as to feed/mulch? Also when and if would you recommend using a pest control should the white sticky rice like critters return?


Thank you.


Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:50

Thank you Brumball.

My avatar is of my dearly departed best friend Oscar - he was a lilac colourpoint. I sadly had to say goodbye to him in 2010 after 9 wonderful years. H e is dearly missed.

Do you have any cats ?

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:49

Flowering rose what a great picture.

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