1. I have some feed for camelias, rhododendrons and azaleas. In the instructions it says that it can be used between March and September. I have just applied it to those plants. My query is however, I can understand that it should be applied to the rhododendrons and azaleas, as they are coming into bud, and so presumably will be helped by the feed. However, the camelias have bloomed and are now dropping the flowers. How will they be helped by an application of the feed at this time? Should I be feeding camelias in September rather than March?
2. I have sorted out feed for my containers, but wonder now about feeding the borders etc. I have read somewhere that garden soil will generate its own nutrients and sometimes will not need to be fed. However, I have also read that you can apply various things to stimulate the organisms that provide the nutrients etc. I have seen things like fish blood and bone in the garden centre and wondered whether these would provide the solution. I am looking for something fairly simply to use if possible. The areas I am talking about are fairly small. Could you suggest something for me?