Camellias in pots

The genus Camellia contains thousands of delights including many plants of horticultural beauty.

Those of us who garden on acidic soil know that camellias grow well for us. There’s a fine collection at Wisley but on soils with higher pH, camellia are still within reach. They grow well in pots of ericaceous compost.

I love camellias in the garden. But the best camellia at all gives us real tea. My fellow WP blogger The Knowledge Guild says this about tea. The real British cuppa may not be one of our home-grown products but it got us through the Blitz and here I am in 2012, putting the kettle on for my morning pot of tea.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Camellias in pots

  1. I did not know that! Seeing as I drink large quantities of tea every day, I really should read more about it. Thanks for the links, I am now reading them while having my morning cuppa!

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