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The Camillia blooms

26 Jul 2011
Rainy 17°C / 63°F

The Camillia must have started developing buds in January, if not before. Slowly, slowly they have been becoming more clearly defined as flower buds not new leaf sheafs, fattening, then a couple of weeks ago some of them showed a slight sign of colour and just before this weekend one flower began to open. Now there are three open. This Camillia seems to be totally disorientated about when it should flower and has now flowered at three different times of year. There are a lot of buds on the small tree; last time it flowered buds went on opening from October to Christmas so I may have camillia flowers for some time.

All the Lavenders are in different stages of bloom, with the Munstead, the first to bloom, going over now.

Back to gloom and heavy showers, weatherwise.

Photos: Camillia; Asiatic lily Toronto, with Brindisi fading out to the left; Monte Negro, but Landini hasn’t opened yet; Japanese Anemone; a spray of Westerland.




love the westerland.

Posted on 27 Jul 11 (about 8 years ago)

The Westerland was planted last year, so this is its first full year and I am very pleased with it so far.

Posted on 27 Jul 11 (about 8 years ago)

Do you spray? Does it get blackspot?

Posted on 27 Jul 11 (about 8 years ago)

I don’t spray other than very dilute dishwashing soap for aphids and haven’t done that this year, other bugs get picked and squished. No blackspot, maybe at the end of the season but it isn’t a big deal. Darwinism in force here, either things flourish with the minimum of help ie. compost, manure and water (of which everything has had an excess this year) or they are out. Also I am learning that perennials are not forever, given this harsh climate most have a limited life span.

Posted on 28 Jul 11 (about 8 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States

What wonderful colors.

Posted on 29 Jul 11 (about 8 years ago)

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