Plant of the Week: Camellia sasanqua

Plant of the Week: Camellia sasanqua

Flowers in winter are as rare and precious as jewels, and this lovely camellia is among the most prized and spectacular of them all.

Blooming from late autumn right through till spring, there are few shrubs which offer such fantastic value, with handsome and glossy dark green foliage all year round, brilliantly coloured, delicately fragranced flowers and a robust, low-maintenance constitution. 'Crimson King' is a favourite, with deep crimson single flowers surrounding golden-yellow stamens. 'Narumigata' is pink-blushed white; while 'Plantation Pink' is covered in masses of candyfloss pink blooms and has an upright habit which makes it easy to train against a wall. 

Pot on early-sown annuals

Pot on annuals and overwintering plants you sowed in pots and modules in September and October. They'll still be growing slowly through the winter and need room for roots to expand. Don't overdo it though, moving up just one pot size at a time so they're not sitting in soggy compost.

Garden Buildings Surrey

Ripley Nurseries has an extensive range of garden buildings ready to view! any style any size built to order. Visit our garden centre near Guildford & Woking to look at our range of garden sheds & summer houses. After visiting our display garden buildings be sure to visit our Farm Shop for your local fruits & veg. Serving the local community since 1895 Wisley, Send, Horsley, Clandon, Cobham, Byfleet, Esher, Woking, Weybridge & surrounding areas.

Year-round containers

Combining plants in containers to make a display that looks good all year round is something of an art. It's fairly easy to create a fabulous display in summer: simply choose from the vibrantly colourful bedding plants available in our garden centre from late spring and have the best garden in…

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