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Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 14:47

Livo,

bin liner around the roots.  Treat it like a pot making sure it doesnt dry out or gets too wet there.  For a few weeks.  Not sure you need dig that wide but as big as you can...guessing about 5'?

Camelias respond well to pruning.  Once growing away again it will be much bushier. Main thing is to avoid early morning sun....it prevents frozen buds thawing too quickly and then aborting.

Your soil needs to be neutral at least...I would simply mix in ericaceous john innes when planting.  

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:30

Can I have the blue ones Lesley? 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:23

The wind is still causing problems......roofs on local Morrisons and Bookers have blown off and blowing large pieces of metal around the area.  They have fenced it off.

storms Imogen and Jake?  This is far, far worse.  

Having said that,  it is dry and sunny here.  In the garden it is really warm and 

I have got a lot of work done.  Protected by a wall and trees from the coast side and the sound of the wind up there is still a mighty roar. 

Cornwall has met the brunt of the storm and it is heading for France and south east England.  good riddance ! 

spring tomorrow though folks .  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:47

Winds still causing damage down here.....roofs damaged, blown off, trees down, roads blocked.  Just heard this storm doesnt have a name because it is " not big enough" .  Far stronger winds than anything from Jake, etc. 

It is brighter now but no decrease in those winds.

batten down folks if its heading your way 

Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 07:26

Livo, thats pretty big. 

you have no choice but to move it.

the roots wont be overly large .....relatively compact.....but aim for as big a rootball as possible.  

Wrap in a large dustbin liner and moisten roots. prune the top by half or so.  Keep top open but out of strong dessicating winds 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 07:19

Happy  birthday granma 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 07:18

Morning everyone 

Very, very windy.    The strongest winds I have known in a while.   Been around the garden prepared for gh damage , etc., but all seems ok.  Should all clear from mid morning and heading east.  

 

Pruning dogwood

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 21:37

Hey Hazel, sorry.  Didn't mean to upset you 

People do prune every year and some prefer, as you do, to have bigger plants.. That's fine 

Pruning dogwood

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 20:31

Denno, not pruning dogwoods every year spoils the quality of those red stems.

prune annually for best quality, vigorous wood 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:05

Hosta, my weight was 13st 9lbs or so at college.  delighted to be same size as my boxing hero, Floyd Patterson.   there, that's dated me 

Runny ...humngeous appetite.  You calling me gweedy? 

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