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lexijane

GT Ambassador, Plant obsessive hippy chick with MS & a huge gardening bug. RHS Level 2 in Horticulture #Kent IG: lexi_jane_xx 🌹🌸🍄

Camellia

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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lexijane

This hasn’t flowered for a couple of years so was really surprised to see this

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lexijane

Advice gratefully received please - my camellia isn’t very happy. Is it worth potting her on (or in the ground) or putting her on the bonfire? It’s in ericaceous so don’t know what’s wrong. thank you in advance 😃😊

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hobnob

I have abit on one of my camellias lexi..not quite as bad as yours..I've cut off a few leaves that were bad, I'm wondering if mine are not getting enuf sun. As the other one I have about 3 foot further down the garden is fine but gets lot more sun! @lexijane

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lexijane

🤔 hmm I wonder hun because my other one is right next to it. Strange goings on 🙄😆 @hobnob

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hobnob

Is the other one ok lexi ? @lexijane

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ianshaw

@lexijane As a rule Camellias prefer their roots wide and shallow, so open ground would be favoured. Ericaceous potting media tend to be peat-based resulting in a variable water/air balance which can hinder healthy growth.

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carolgs

It does look a bit deficient in some thing when was the last time it was feed, like me at the moment it looks hungry! 😂

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lexijane

The other one is in flower & is really healthy @hobnob

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lexijane

Thank you Ian. I’m thinking of putting in the ground. Should I cut it back at all? @ianshaw

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lexijane

Haha!!! A bit like me Carol. I’m definitely deficient in something. Brain cells mainly 😂🧠. I’ll give it some grub later. Wonder if it fancies a pizza 🍕 🤔😂😘 @carolgs

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carolgs

Pancakes 🥞 today I think!!but pizza 🍕 would do😂 😂

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lexijane

Oh yes of course 🥞😋🤤. Wonder if they want lemon & sugar 🍋 or banana & Nutella 🍌 🤔😂 @carolgs

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carolgs

My favourite lemon and sugar 😊😘

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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lexijane

Yay!!! She's almost there. Go on girl 👊🏼🙌🏼👏🏼💕

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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lexijane

Evening guys. Has anyone got any advice on why my camellia has gone black at the buds? I've got one true bud that is taking an eternity to open too🤔🤔 thank you #advice-camellia

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johnst

Have you used ericaceous compost? I planted mine out with that and checked the soil after that and had to amend the ph of the soil still. @lexijane

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lexijane

Yes I did use ericaceous. Maybe I should check the soil & give it a feed. Thank you @johnst

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lexijane

She's really taking her time to open 🤔🙄

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rachelbrooks

Cor! Don't they?! 🙄😉 lucky they're so beautiful when they do! 🌸💕

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lexijane

That's if they don't drop off 😂😂@rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😬😬😂

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lexijane

I was expecting the buds to be a bit further along. Maybe it's just me being impatient 😂😂

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jadojado29

Mine are the same Lexi @lexijane been in bud for ages now & no movement at all not opened any further

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lexijane

Glad it's not just me then @jadojado29 😘

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ricula

Camellia what a great addition to the garden . Pot or in the ground?

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lexijane

This one is in a pot. I was given it as a gift around this time last year @ricula

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jadojado29

Mines in a pot also Lexi @lexijane 😘

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susanhumphrey333

Mine too Lexi and the buds are so slow to open 🙄😬

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lexijane

@susanhumphrey333 😴😴😂😂

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ukjohnny

... .mine are just in bud too... about the same as the one in the pic..

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lexijane

@ukjohnny I'm glad I asked as I was a bit worried lol. My other one is well on its way. I just need to learn to be patient. At least it's something to look forward to 😊

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ukjohnny

..yes just seen your other Camellia pic ..that one is definitely ahead of mine... looking great with the fat buds...

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lexijane

#firstbuds

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