Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Dirt on...

...Camellia flower buds are developing now, so keep plants well watered, otherwise their flowering performance next spring may be stunted.  Lack of water weakens the tissue between the shoots and flower buds, causing buds to drop before they have opened. 

Camellia buds forming

If it's dry, give plant a good soaking, ideally using rainwater, and add a liquid ericaceous (acid-loving) plant food if foliage looks paler than its usual deep green.

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