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Camellia Debbie

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 11:01

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.

Camellia Debbie

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:31

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.



Camellia Debbie

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 18:15

"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,




The correct compost

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 20:04

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.

The correct compost

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 00:54

Many thanks Mattbeer87 for the pointer!! Wilco

The correct compost

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:46

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

Pelargoniums (geraniums??) in window boxes

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 23:27

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

Pelargoniums (geraniums??) in window boxes

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 21:18

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

To spray or not to spray?

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 00:08

Hi Zoomer!

                     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!!"

To spray or not to spray?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:42

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.

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Camellia Debbie

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The correct compost

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To spray or not to spray?

Rose diseases 
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What to do now

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Feed spring bulbs

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sweet peas in pots

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Which plants for pot?

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Which compost?

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Which compost?

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