Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:48
since the leaves are "healthy green colour" there is no problem with lime......camellias DO tolerate lime but not excessively so. They grow well in my neutral soil. Certainly more lime tolerant than azaleas, rhodos, etc.
the heavy soil too sounds ok.
a picture would be good to show what is causing leaves to curl.
I would have kept it where it was.....if it is a small plant your camellia is unlikely to flower; if your soil dried out in mid to late summer, despite being heavy clay, this would be enough to prevent your cwmellia from flowering. If at planting time you did not loosen or break up enough soil this could prevent your plant from growing well too. incorporating compost too then makes a difference...did you do this kanedawn?