Good luck with the camellia in a pot. The success rate is high. Just one little piece of advice from a non-expert. NEVER let the compost dry out. Keep it lightly moist at all times.
Many thanks, Verdun! Granular feed it will be. It is a young specimen growing in a pot
But I'll try laying on a mulch.
"Debbie" is just about to bloom, and What To Do Now advises " Feed rhodos, azaleas and camellias. Does this apply only to later blooming varieties? I thought plants should be fed before or after flowering. HELP,
What a delightful pseudonym!! Thanks for your reply. I was anxious in case, like some plants, special compost was needed. I'll follow your example.
Many thanks Mattbeer87 for the pointer!! Wilco
I have been asked to pot on a two-year-old rubber plant, but I have no idea what kind of compost to use. Do I need a specific type or will multi-purpose peat free do the trick?
Any advice much appreciated
Many thanks, sotongeoff! I used window boxes as a descriptor for my containers, which are in fact inside an unheated " conservatory. " Your advice re cutting back, however, obviously applies. So I'll happily leave them till spring
The plants have been in glorious bloom for months on end!! Should they be cut back or left alone till later. Seems such a shame to lose the welcome colour!! If they should be pruned, where does the cut come on the stem?? Any advice much appreciated
I imagine blackspot DOES spread, because the advice is always to pick up and destroy infected leaves, otherwise the soil is contaminated. Also, these leaves can't be composted - hence the "destroy!!"
Because it has been so wet, my roses have not been sprayed this season. Black spot is rife. Is it worth spraying now??
Any advice much appreciated.