camelia fertilizer??? any advice pls??

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  1. learningardener

    learningardener Apprentice Gardener

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    hello all... im asking for advice on this fertilizer for camellias..its called OPTIMUS liquid fertilizer for camelias..
    its NPK IS 7 3 5..i have got and repotted my camellias 2 months ago and still didnt fertilize becauce the compost for it has in it and is adequetly for camelias bought from nursery..when you think i can use it? i dont want to kill my camellias..on the product it says to give from february to september..when you think i can begin with it since i repotted my camellias 2 months ago pls?? any advice? its my first time with camelias..
     
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    Hello, usually, the fertiliser in compost lasts for about 6 weeks, so you could start giving your camellias a feed now :) Perhaps just once a month until the frosts have finished, as it's quite high in nitrogen and you don't want tender new leaves to get damaged!
     
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      I wouldn't feed until the roots are well established into the new compost.
      That could be a while yet.
       
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      Hi @learningardener , are you in the UK as that brand of fertilizer seems rather obscure ?
      Cannot establish from your product description if it is an Erricatious type ?

      There are plenty of much lower priced and readily available erricatious ferilizers around like this Doff one from the Range and elsewhere.

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      Good if you could add Malta to your Profile Location, so we know you have different conditions to most of us. ( and that GC members can have a big discount on holiday accommodation when we come over :biggrin: )

      You need to make sure that fertilizer is suitable for your Erricatious / Acid loving Camellias.

      Just need to ask that you did use an Erricatious compost to repot it with ?
       
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      There was a discussion a little while back on the relative properties of ericaceous feeds...I'll have a dig around and see if I can find it.
       
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      yes sure i bought one proper compost for camelias..
       
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