ARS South Australia Newsletter – June 2014

  • Date: 10th February 2016
  • author: Bill Voigt

What you should be doing with your rhodies and garden this June

The drier than usual Autumn has meant that the fallen leaves have been blown over small plants in the garden. It is important to remove these so that plants are not smothered. Emerging small bulbs such as freesias, miniature daffodils and crocus need to be in the open air.

Many camellias produce too many flower buds, so on smaller plants they are best thinned out by disbudding. This procedure will ensure better quality blooms and also maintain the vigour of the plant. A camellia much loved for its deep purple colour is "Dona Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes" usually referred to as "Magalhaes".

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