It is so very pretty... but I do have ONE BIG PROBLEM..!
Out of the 8 plants only 2 have really performed well...
I also have a grapevine planted right in the middle, so I have 4 plants either side. 1 each side doing really well, and 3 each side either with stumped growth or practically dead.
yes there are supposed to be 3 camellias there.. above..all there is now are sticks..
I am pretty upset and disappointed with this hedge. I keep picturing how pretty it would look if all 8 camellias were as nice as the one on the right. Why they all grew differently I don't know. I know they copped a battering with the heat last summer but they were struggling before that. I've already replaced a few of these plants and don't want to go out and spend more money on new ones. So, I've taken a few cuttings but I'll have to wait a while before they reach a decent size.
Ahhh.. the joys of gardening.. if any one has any advice I'd love to hear it.
and here is another pretty camellia, on the other side of my garden, that has really dainty pale pink flowers..
I do have a couple more that haven't opened up yet. Ok, I'm off to improve the soil around my half dead camellias and add some water saving pellets, hopefully that will do the trick.
take care, Maryann