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Clay soil, but camellias thrive - will pieris be OK?

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Canmore Mon 10-Mar-14 13:54:09

My soil is improved clay, but I've been successful with camellias in a west-facing sunny border. I think pieris aren't meant to like clay, but apparently thrive in the same conditions as camellias. I'd like to try pieris - any tips/suggestions to help me succeed?

forgetdieting Mon 10-Mar-14 16:23:34

Hi, I've had success with pieris in clay soil. The RHS has a great website -this helped me.

Canmore Mon 10-Mar-14 16:51:08

Thank you - and it's great to know you've succeeded!

ShoeWhore Mon 10-Mar-14 16:52:27

Pieris was great on my clay soil. We did dig in plenty of compost and composted bark when we planted up.

Canmore Mon 10-Mar-14 17:04:06

I have a heap of homemade compost ready to go : )

Rhubarbgarden Mon 10-Mar-14 18:07:52

I have happy Pieris in my clay.

Canmore Mon 10-Mar-14 21:30:58

More good news - thank you!

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