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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Bud Freeze

17 March 2011 10:50:47
Camellia japonica 'Wisley White'

Camellia japonica 'Wisley White'

Here we all are, back again after the site outage.

I am cheating slightly for St Patrick's Day as I'm putting up a Camellia photo of one that I bought recently. I took it out of the glasshouse yesterday and planted it in the garden. Most blooms on my Camellias have suffered from bud freeze/burn this year so I will have very few flowers.

As the Camellia is in my garden since yesterday, I'll pretend that the flowers aremy success. More photos in the March album.


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Jacinta Jacinta 17 March 2011 11:02:19

Eh did you 'rob' that from my yesterdays journal?


Ternie Ternie 17 March 2011 11:15:38

:) Beautiful flower, and lovely sunny day of spring


Rachel Rachel 17 March 2011 17:13:11

Dug it up when you were asleep last night, Jacinta ; )

Thanks, Olga. Your very quiet these days.


Dick Dick 17 March 2011 17:46:21

Looks good Rachel. I would have a problem growing Camellias here as it is a limestone area and I have known for years that Camellias are acid loving.


NoelleP NoelleP 17 March 2011 18:58:15

Rachel

Is bud freeze on Camellias where you have plenty of buds but not one opening up?  I have a pot grown Camellia on the patio with about 20 large buds but not even 1 flower?  I gave it a top dress of ericaceous compost the other day but am not sure that will help or hinder?

 


Rachel Rachel 17 March 2011 20:07:47

I am happy to have acid soil, Dick. I love rhodos too.

It is exactly that, Noelle. I have a few Camellia flowers but mostly the buds are hard and blackened. I have a slightly tender Rhododendron in the glasshouse and this is my second year to get bud freeze on it. I've only had the poor thing two and a half years so I've never even seen it's flowers. Annoying.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 March 2011 23:17:10

Very nice if a bit of cheating makes us feel better then why not.


Monkells Monkells 18 March 2011 21:17:34

Love it :-)))


Monkells Monkells 18 March 2011 21:18:14

Think I have bud freeze too :-((((


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