Camellia Glen Nursery will be open again this Friday and Saturday 28 and 29 April 2017…..8.00am to 3.00pm.
We have sasanquas in flower now and looking great…many to choose from.
And the garden plants have responded well to the March rain and are looking great. This Sparkling Burgundy is one of the earlier varieties to flower and is a mass of colour. The bees and the birds are loving it.
We also have about 100 different japonicas – these are ready for sale – just not flowering just yet.
Come and see us. Details on the web site. Www.samelliaglen.com.
When planting out new camellias, dig the hole slightly larger than the root ball, tickle out the roots so that they are not in the pot shape, add composted material, well aged manures ( avoid chicken poo and mushroom compost as these can be alkaline and we need a slightly acid and well drained soil) and backfill. Plant slightly raised so that when the plant settles, it won’t be in a hole. We need a well drained location for our camellias….they don’t like wet feet.
Mulch around your newly planted camellia…I will often add cow/horse poo to the top of the backfill and mulch over this. The worms love it. Water in well to get out the little pockets of air and to settle the plant in.
Sasanquas love a full sun position. In South East Queensland where we are, we always recommend giving japonicas half shade at least. Better still, filtered sun under high tree cover. Protection from morning sun will ensure the flower won’t scorch.
Get out into the garden…and if you don’t have one of you own, go for a walk in a park or a forest. It’s good for you.