Ooh do I spy flower buds or new leaves on my #camellia ? I’m not sure which but I have a horrible feeling they’re leaves and I’ll be waiting another year for flowers! 24/11/19 @ublaszko What do you reckon?
Oh no, sorry to be a party pooper but they're leaf buds 😕 Flowerbuds look a bit more round and are covered in tiny hair. I noticed today only my pink camellia has flowerbuds. I was hoping my red camellia would flower next spring but no such luck.
I was hoping I'd have more flowerbuds but only 2 on a pink one. I've had red camellia for 2 years and I thought it would have a flowerbud next spring but just leaf buds. We'll both have to be very patient 😥
It looks slightly lighter green than it's supposed to but I'd leave it be for now. It looks healthy and if it's going to produce new foliage soon I wouldn't worry too much. You could feed it in a month or two but for now better leaves it as is. 😊
Just looked back at the pictures. You got it same time as my 2nd camellia and they're both too young to flower. They will flower next spring, just make sure it doesn't dry out in the summer, especially August and September 😊
Oh yeah, I can see! I think she's well on her way to flowering the following spring 👍 My red one should flower the following year as well. 😄😄 I need to pot both of mine up though as I didn't expect them to double in size within a year.
I read it somewhere that they might some supporting. Can't remember if it was on here or the info that came with the plant! 🤷♀️😂 @ublaszko and my garden gets quite windy as we're on a hill and the wind whips around the house.
I just bought something called sequestered iron which has higher percentage of iron than ericaceous feed. I'm going to try it on one of the camellias and continue using ericaceous liquid feed on the other one. Will be interesting to see the difference between them.
I'm wondering the same thing whether or not to pinch out my new camellias. I've read that it's recommended to pinch them out when it's young to keep it compact, rather than having to hard prune it when it's already mature. But I'm still unsure which ones to pinch out to keep nice shape 😁😅
@jeatacake That's what I did with my tiny rhododendron 😊 I remember on Gardener's World they said if you pinch out the growing tip it send the growth hormone down to lateral shoots. Otherwise, the growing tip suppresses the side shoots.
I dig up my Dahlia every year. As we have clay soil they wouldn't overwinter. Your camellia aren't quite as fussy as you may have been lead to believe. Ours is in a shady spot in our soil, not ericaceous (only if in a pot) and has been stunning this year 😊
Ok so bought this after seeing other people's lovely photos of #camellias and b&m bargains! Not lost much if it doesn't take. Only issue I have is I'm not sure I have enough room to plant it! Or what are the best conditions for it! #advice 🤦🏼♀️😂