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how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 17:42
Lyn wrote (see)

Sounds like Wonky needs a work party Dove, dont go only armed with muck, you have to take the forks and shovels as well. 

She had a whole set of tools from us for her birthday last month, and her lovely hubby bought her a new lawnmower - no longer does she have to battle with bent forks and smashed spades   (not to mention a hover mower that doesn't - hover or mow that is).


how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:25
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
FYM.....all I can think is farm yard manure? ....

And you the grand-daughter of a farmer?  Of course it is!!!  

Don't you understand modern text speak?


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:10

  It's soooooooooo good to have you back! ((hugs))

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:08

I can see I'd better bring a couple of bags of FYM in the boot next time I visit - unless your father's visiting first - I'm sure he can bring you a couple of bags

Fg - we'd better explain, Wonky is my youngest


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 15:56
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Yes Dove - you have.....    

how shall I treat my little camellia?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 15:54

Hmm, I've always assumed Wonky's garden was on good old Suffolk chalky clay, but parts of Ipswich are on the coastal belt of sandy acidic soil - she might get away with it.

Wonky, I've not noticed, does anyone else in your street grow camellias, rhododendrons etc? 



Posted: 06/05/2015 at 15:40


I was trying to post an appropriately celebratory picture but it won't work - all I can get is the Squashed Tomato page - have I broken the internet?



Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:54

Get some sticky toffee Pdoc, or borrow Verdun's gobstoppers!    A blast from the past just stuck his oar in, then obviously thought better of it and removed the unpleasant post and replaced it with a   Better late than never I suppose, but it all adds to the unpleasantness.  Hopefully things will calm down again soon - it's been so lovely to be able to concentrate on answering gardening puzzles.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:43

I think that's it - those of us who have seen it all before know when to keep quiet - but new members get drawn in, and we get a lot of new members at this time of year

Discouraging Starlings

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:40

We like the starlings, but they are greedy - I scatter lots of suet pellets on the lawn for the starlings, they love them and fill up on them, leaving the other stuff for the smaller birds.

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