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Camelia first flower

I couldn't believe it today in all the snow one of my camellias has a single flower!!! 
Does anyone know the variety? 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,787
    That's a lovely first flower and I can see more buds already. Sorry, can't identify the variety.  
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 290
    Thanks Lizzie27. It's amazing in January xx looking a bit yellowy on leaves so may have to treat/feed it x
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,331
    edited January 2019
    It could do with a  good watering with an ericaceous feed such as miracle grow for acid loving plants. (it used to be called miracid)
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 290
    Aw thanks Fidgetbones. Doesn't need a water ha ha I live in Scotland and we drown but defo a good feed. That helps to know which one xx I read last year to feed Epsom salts. Any thoughts on that? x
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    I pruned my camelia Donation at the end of last year and it is full of buds now. I am feeling hopeful.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,432
    I cut one right down to the ground a few years ago as it was almost looking like a lollipop, it’s covered in buds now, Best ever but I think that was a combination of a wet winter/spring and a hot summer.  I can’t wait for it to flower. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 290
    Looks great Lyn. I have several in the garden and they are large and covered in flowers. Beautiful plants x will post photos when they flower. Love the photos
  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 290
    Good luck Lamweedy. It's scary to do but I pruned hard a Donation years ago and it came back wonderfully!! xx post photos when it blooms please
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,432
    Mine will probably be 2 or 3 weeks before the flowers are out, but I will try and remember to take a piccy.
    I had an enormous white one, but the flowers came out early and always went brown and soggy before fully opening, we dug it out in the end, it just didn’t like it here. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • moragb1moragb1 Posts: 290
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