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can I plant camellias where old brick rubble and morter have been?


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,602
    The rubble and mortar might have made the soil too alkaline, but you'd need to test it to know for definite.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966
    Yes - neutral soil is fine, doesn't have to be acidic, but the brick rubble and mortar aren't so fine. You'll need to build up the health of the soil or they won't thrive.
    Is there much rubble or is it just a little bit? If the ground isn't good, you can always make a raised bed to help get more depth.
    Camellias become big shrubs, given the chance, so you need a decent amount of healthy soil for them to do their best  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thankyou ladies,for your comments.on reflection I have decided to plant the camellias somewhere different.your views were very helpful 
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