I wrote an article on pruning camellias two years ago in this post. I'm not sure that in writing a new article I'm saying anything much that's new, but I have added more detail about some aspects and it now feels more complete. There is also new functionality on the WordPress blog which I wanted … Continue reading Camellia pruning revisited.
Introduction. Almost all the camellia cuttings I have ever taken have been done between late July and late August. In my nursery days the big groups of plants we propagated were camellias, fuchsias and conifers. The Camellias were taken in summer and were rooted by mid winter when they were weaned off and replaced by … Continue reading Propagation by cuttings.
Not that I had much of a plan when I went up to Mount Edgcumbe this morning. I was going to number the plants in section 5B, see what was flowering and take some photos and get pictures of the labels I'd attached last week. That's not what happened. They have a group of young … Continue reading Change of plan
“These popular evergreen shrubs require very little pruning.” Advice on pruning Camellias generally starts from the above standpoint, taken from George Brown’s “The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.” The implication is that very little pruning will ever be required and that you’ll probably get away with none at all. Camellias however, are long lived … Continue reading Pruning.
Seriously though, I just moved a sizeable camellia sasanqua 'Tanya' from my allotment to my garden. Here’s how it went. We had a good drop of rain a few days ago. I gave it a couple of days to drain away, but a reasonable amount of water in the soil is essential and it is … Continue reading I moved a plant.