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Camelia not growing, but otherwise health and flowering

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:05

Tim, you clearly suspect roots are the issue. Yes, after flowering I,would dig it up with good rootball and check.  I think you will find it will dig up easily with small rootball. Gently try to release some roots and then look at the planting hole.  Enlarge it and add ericaceous soil, bark chips, compost.  Replant and water it well.

 Some may suggest digging up in the autumn but that's when flower buds are forming or have been formed.  Do it now and it's got time to grow well and produce its flowers for next season

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:56

Why so many hostas Hostafan?   Do you grow them together or intermingled with other plants? All my hostas are variegated plus a couple of blue but no straight greens.  I ought to grow one.....any suggestions for  best  plain green ?


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:52

Hottest day so far.  Absolutely wonderful.  Trimmed heathers and planted an Agastache black adder, salvia Amistad, libertia (goldfinger?), sowed more radishes, hoed between veg crops, watered blueberries and plucked peach leaf curl from peaches. (I think I've got away with it being too bad) and cut out the last of the hellebore flowers.  This year almost half of my hellebores didn't flower well.  The rest were fantastic,  generously fed and mulched them all.  Cut lawns again....grass growing apace now since their feed.  Got 2 clematis that I'm undecided about where to plant. So a cuppa in hand, a spade to lean on and serious consideration given in the blazing sun.  Looks like a great crop of pears to come judging by the flowers .....yummy . Wallflowers were late in flowering this year so they are looking majestic right now.  However, I want to get in my tender perennials.....give them another week or so.

ID please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:41

You won't know that until it flowers Dyers End.  As well as feed and mulch give a generous soaking during the summer.  Hydrangeas love that 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:54

Reloaded the forum and got my smilies back.....its hooooot here 


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:52

Best daphne was one called Somerset variegated.  Beautiful small variegated leaves and lovely scent.  However, bang in the middle of summer....before I was as intelligent as wot I is now ......I decided to move it.  Of course it died.  Have never managed to get a replacement .

mezereum...both alba and usual red....did well for a few years, daphne pastille (was a sweetie ) but did nothing great.  Odora is ok.....great for my neighbour but short lived for me.  I think some clones are better than others and some situations are just not tolerated by daphnes.  All seem to die suddenly...virus I believe.

Hosta s in pots

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:44

Perfect Primrose.  


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 08:14
Odora Aureomarginata is as reliable as any daphne. They are fickle
I bought Eternal Fragrance a couple years back ...first year it promised a lot. A few occasional flowers but scent not great. subsequently it did nothing. The hype about this plant and a new variety now needs to be taken as exaggeration.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 07:59
Hello forkers .......anyone else lost their smilies? Nothing available for me today

The strong wind of yesterday has gone...yippee. Beautiful morning ...yippee. Warm and even hotter temps on their way

ask a silly question....

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:06
I'm ambidextrous but can use my right hand as well as my left ......oops! No smilies available ?
Left handed but can write with both hands, play sports both hands, etc. paint with both hands.

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