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jamesholtjamesholt Posts: 570
What colors look good together?  I have five white one red and two pink? Should I plant together or by color in different areas?  Do I need more than one red?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,003
    I think you need to do two things.  Get yourself a colour wheel and read a few books on garden design and plant associations.

    Maybe also finish one project before you start another?  You seem to be rushing around from one project to another without enough planning, forethought and preparation.  Patience is a key attribute for good gardening.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I assume you weren’t thinking of putting 8 in that patch? 
    These plants grow huge, have you got the maximum height and width of each plant? 
    They grow quite quickly, so plan ahead. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,003
    Another thing to consider - camellias require plentiful water in summer when they're forming the buds for next year's flower show. 

    Have a read of this and follow the links to more info - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/camellia/growing-guide  
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you 
  • Wow after reading this I didn't realize they got so big!
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  • They do take a while to get big as they are slow growers - I have some that are 12 foot tall and 6 ft wide but there 20 years old. As pointed out above, you do have too many for the size plot you have.

    As for colour you can be bold - I have a white, pink and a red in close proximity but they are complemented by other plants. 

  • Our camellias are over 100 years old.  We do cut a few feet off the top every few years.
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