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Sickly Camellia

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:14

Not the best position umder a fir free.  Not too many plants like the needle drop.  Clearly the soil is acidic enough......possibly even too acidic.  I know that sounds odd but do a ph test there.  

I would move it

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:11

Hiya have friend's in very high places!

Well, could be a number of things.  Look at those leaves.  Is there some webbing?  Is there a little caterpillar there?  Varieties of the tortrix moth make their homes in leaves and "stitch" the leaves in a sort of cocoon.  Check that first.

That would be my first suspicion


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:07

Corn starch?  Where's me cake? 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:05 gotta be friendly.  I'm just a simple Cornish guy with a straw hanging  out of his mouth.  Dont know if I'm comin or goin   Don't know my dandelion  from my taraxicum........


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:57

Go on gardengirl....I'm up for a game     Cakes as prize? 

Depth advice

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:24


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:23

Gotta laugh Stacey.    Good fun and funds for charity.  What better?

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:20

The beauty of a garden plan indoors is that you can work on it during the winter months....tinker, experiment, etc work,out plant associations all from the comfort of your armchair 

Sickly Camellia

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:16

Munzie, sounds like you are getting the beginnings of mould from the overhead tree.  (aphids on tree leaves depositing on your camelia)  Is it a sycamore, by any chance?  In a sunnier position is not ideal.

Any chance of moving it away from the tree and maybe to a shadier spot?

Depth advice

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:11

Multi purpose compost  James 

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