It appears that at least one of my plants is trolling me.
My Camellia appears to have a well ingrained sense of ‘F-you, matey’. Why, I don’t quite hear you asking?
Last year my Camellia took a real battering from armoured black aphids (and a severe lack of ladybugs) and it lost a lot of leaves, curled even more and didn’t produce any buds for this year… Or so I thought.
If you look really closely you can see one, just one, flower hiding at the back. This plant did the exact same thing to me last year too. Bloody thing.
Here it is. Only the one flower on the whole plant and it’s hiding at the back near the bottom. It was only because I was checking the plant for a resurgence of those bloody aphids that I found it at all.