Camellias and Vireya rhododendrons will be available for sale this weekend – Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3 from 8.00am till 3.00pm. We have had some rain – 200mm in the last 24 hours so the ground will be wet under foot – but you are still welcome to wander the garden and see the sasanquas in flower and the japonica camellias starting to bloom. There should also be some Vireya rhododendron flowering as well.
Lots of camellias – sasanquas, japonicas and hybrids – and a smaller number of vireyas – something to suit any garden.
All our plants are in 140mm pots and measure between 30 and 80 cm – depending on variety.
Now is a great time to plant your camellias – although they are flowering they are going into their dormant stage – so planting out now allows them to get settled in and develop roots in time for spring growth come September. Buying now means that you can see the flowers first.
Remember, as basic camellia culture, camellias need a well drained and acid soil. Make sure your planting site drains well and raise the soil up a bit to help drainage. Always mulch and water in – even in this weather.
Autumn is here and winter’s on the way – rug up and enjoy your garden.
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