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Camellia "Yuletide".

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By Ange2


Camellia "Yuletide".

We gave this camellia a verbal ultimatum this year: "put out some flowers or it's the shredder for you". We only had 3 flowers on it last year and not many more the year before. Obviously threatening violence works, although you won't see that advocated in any of the gardening books! It's full of buds too.



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Looks beautiful Ange but a part of me does feel sorry for it ...ha ha.It must have felt quite stressed in order to perform for you! They do say talking to plants works.

27 Nov, 2023

 

And then I thought that you have played a classical music to it Ange. It is cheerful and beautiful.
Which direction is that wall facing? I understand that they do not need lots of sun in summer.
Mine Yuletide has few buds but not too close to bloom yet.
I love camellias but they do not love me . The only big camellia here is the one we inherited.
Regardless, I do have few in the pots and lots of them died over the years.

27 Nov, 2023

 

wow very good Ange

27 Nov, 2023

 

Phew … well worth saving Ange!

27 Nov, 2023

 

Meadow, you would not want to be a plant in my garden!

Klahanie: we have the wrong sort of soil to be able to plant camellias in the garden. All mine are in pots so I don't expect them to go on forever. I enjoy them while I have them! Mine have spent the summer tucked in beside the greenhouse, north-facing but with a fair amount of sun. We bring them out round the house in the winter so we can see them in flower. This one and another is under my open, south-facing front porch. The other one has more buds than usual too, though no flowers yet.

Thanks, Paul and Sheila.

28 Nov, 2023

 

Thanks Ange for your response .Seems like you are taking good care of your Camellias. No wonder that you want them to perform well. Looking forward to see your other ones in bloom, especially the Nuccio's . I had couple in the pot but both mysteriously died and they are not easily found here on the island.

28 Nov, 2023

 

It is a really lovely one and fab colour for Xmas Ange. So pleased you put your foot down with it, nice to see now it's doing as it's told..:))

28 Nov, 2023

 

That's a shame, Klahanie. We repotted a large 'Nuccio's Pearl' last year. The job was an exhausting one and I wasn't sure how it would respond, well or badly from shock! It had been in the pot for some years. It is full of buds at the moment so I am hopeful!

It is a cheerful colour for the Christmas season, Janey. I think this is the first time it has bloomed on time.

28 Nov, 2023

 

It needed you to tell it what to do...:))

28 Nov, 2023

 

That's a very pretty one you've got there, Ange! Giving it some 'advice and encouragement' has obviously given it a boost of confidence!

29 Nov, 2023

 

Ha ha, Kate.

29 Nov, 2023

 

It’s so pretty! Mine went in the shredder!

17 Jan, 2024

 

Oh, Karen, so much of my garden went in the shredder last year. This plant nearly went in then, too, as it hadn't offered up a flower in 2 years. I threatened it last summer! I think so many plants are over-hyped.

17 Jan, 2024

 

You’re right Ange. You really have to do your research before buying. I recently bought an Almond tree as I thought moving south was an ideal chance to grow one. But only afterwards did I discover they cannot bear clay soil. So now I’ll have to keep it potted. That’s fine, but I felt very daft having bought it without researching properly. It’s on a semi dwarf rooting stock, so should be fine in a big pot.

I put a lot in my shredder 2 years ago when we bought our little flat here. Anything big in a pot had to be rehomed, and lots of my roses were removed because I just wasn’t there to take care of them. That was the worst part, but then I replaced them with some beautiful Hydrangea paniculata and my dwarf conifers from pots. And the garden instantly became much less work. A lot less colourful, but still very beautiful.

18 Jan, 2024

 

Oh, I've made plenty of errors like that one, Karen, thinking with my heart rather than my head. I think roses have been my downfall very often - I think a lot of them fall into the 'style over content' category particularly a number of the well-known ones.
Like you, I've discovered the joys of paniculatas and have become a little more knowledgeable about
conifers. I can't grow a lot of them in my soil but I love yews and thujas.

18 Jan, 2024

 

Ah yes…Pinus is my love. I love how the Japanese prune and train them.

18 Jan, 2024

 

I really must get a red camillea as my two white ones go brown once in flower.
I just can't bare to get rid of anything!

20 Jan, 2024

 

Rose, I'm learning to harden my heart both inside and out! It gets easier.. Each to their own, I say. I just got sick of falling over excess plants and pots. Now I'm just falling over excess house plants - you couldn't make it up!

20 Jan, 2024

 

Oh well Ange! There's not a lot I can say to that! lol

21 Jan, 2024

 

Lovely show of flowers there Ange. I think they like an ericaceous soil and feed, like rhododendrons and azaleas. It obviously listened to you....Prune before the end of June. My Grandad always said, anything flowering before June prune at the end of June/July and anything after that prune November/December.

30 Jan, 2024



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