We have been visited by high pressure this week which has meant a lot less wind and rain than we have had in the past month. To say it is a relief is an understatement. The ground is drying out, the sun has been shining and it has been worth hoeing off the weeds – they have been wilting to my great satisfaction.
But with sunny days and no wind come cold nights and frost. It has not been a cold winter in general and even just one frosty night can do a lot of damage.
So here we have the story of a camellia flower in three chapters:
Chapter one – a glorious camellia flower preparing itself
Chapter two – a camellia flower looking lovely and out on the town
Chapter three – the morning after
I suppose that if this was a rose or a zinnia and was bred to be this colour I would give it rapturous praise. But it is sad when camellias are deprived of their potential.