I have been given a fairly mature camellia in a container it is probably about 5 feet tall there are no flowers on it at the moment. I would like to plant it out in the garden how would I go about this and where is the best position for it?
Longford soil is mostly limy and you should do a soil test, using a pH test kit from a garden centre, to see it the soil is acidic or limy. If it is limy, you will have to make efforts to chnage the soil acidity, as outlined here:
Be sure to water a newly planted camellia during any dry spell in the few months after planting out. Plant in a position of shelter and part-day sunshine.