The buds on my camellia are bursting open. 26 flowers at the last count and plenty of buds remaining. I shall not bother wrapping the plant in fleece for the winter ever again. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope you have a great May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Last year my potted camellia was swathed in fleece to protect it from the winter frosts.‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’. I erred on the side of caution and didn’t remove the fleece until May 1st. It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me! If you read Camellia Day…… Continue reading Is my camellia going to flower after all?
Back in May, just five days before my health problems commenced, I promised an update after unwrapping my potted camellia from its winter fleece. Now I’ve returned to 3sixtyfiveblog, here’s the update! Absolutely disappointing. Not a single further bloom appeared. I downloaded the photo on this post from Pixabay but my own plant was virtually…… Continue reading Camellia Day update
It’s May Day: the day the fleece comes off my potted camellia. I’ve been hanging on and waiting for any last vestiges of Spring frosts to disappear before risking the fleece’s removal. I concede that my arrangement of the fleece is a little bizarre. It took two packets of clothes pegs and half a ball…… Continue reading It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me!
My camellia is still swathed in sheets of fleece. I’m waiting for the early morning frosts to end. Last year I removed the fleece too soon and none of the buds flowered. The previous year I kept the camellia wrapped in fleece until the end of April and there was a profusion of blooms. I…… Continue reading ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.