Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Hils Camellia in flower a few days ago. It is nearly twenty years old and blooms madly away in March and April.
The new garden has my planted Red Camellia from Cheltenham, and two that were there before.
A garden is not the same without one. The leaves are glossy and resist frost and cold, and refuse to freeze when icy blasts hit the garden.
They have such lovely flowers too. I want to buy a white and yellow flowered Camellia.
I planted the Raspberry canes today at the New garden. I need to dig out the raspberry from the old garden today. The Gooseberry and Strawberrys will make the journey to the new house.
I am enjoying my week off work, the sun has been shining intermitttantly.


Barbarapc said...

Splendid camellia - 1st time I ever saw one was in Vancouver - about the only spot in Canada where it isn't too cold to grow them.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

A 20 year old plant?... what a treasure ... happy gardening, cheers! ~ bangchik at blotanical

Lesley said...

Our Camellia is still in bud.... it's a contest between hubby and I to see who can spot the first bud that opens!

The only problem I have with ours is the yellowing of leaves. I've been giving it an iron liquid feed, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.

I agree, they're gorgeous!