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.