Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:30
GD - Thank you....I have this philosophy about gardening, I feel that too much TLC results in weaker plants that are prone to pests & disease.
Therefore perhaps it will be no surprise when I tell you that in all of its 20 years, my camellia has never been fed. Having said that, I do make sure that the soil doesn't dry-out during the late summer when the following season's buds are setting......if this is neglected, there is a risk of bud-drop when they start to flower.
Of course, the above doesn't say that I choose the planting position & soil type very carefully.