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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Happy Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:15

Thank you Daniel, and a Very Merry Christmas to you and to all the team at

Thanks for everything that you do

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 08:01

No idea about a plant with the right name I'm afraid, but I wanted to add my Congratulations!  and what a pretty name

What to do with new Camelia ?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 07:01

I'm not a camelia grower but Ma grew them, so I'll start off and give my two pennyworth - I'm sure someone who grows them will be along soon and give you more information.

I would keep it outside - I don't think it would like the warm dry atmosphere in a house.

It would be best where it is shaded from the morning sun - in the winter the buds can get frozen - that is fine as long as they defrost slowly, but if they face east or south east and get the morning sun that will thaw them quickly and the buds will be damaged.  Ma had hers on the north and west facing sides of the house and never had a problem.

Remember that camellias are acid loving and hate lime, so water with rainwater only.


And this thread has reminded me that the other day as I rode the bus into the city I saw a huge camellia (probably 'Donation') in full flower - it was an absolute picture - in December!


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 06:50

Good morning all

Wet and very mild outside - temp only dropped to 8.8C overnight from a high of 13.6C yesterday.    Still pretty windy, but not quite as bad as yesterday evening when doors in the house were rattling - and this is a modern house with very few draughts! 

Hope no one's had too blustery a night.

Today is OH's birthday   he has the day off work and he wants a trip to Gt Yarmouth to photograph the funfair (which will be closed) and we'll probably have a curry on the way home. 


Heirloom Beans

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:16

Hi Barbara - I found a supplier on Ebay last year but I can't find any there now - I saved some seed and have more than I need - if you'd like to PM me your address I can put some in the post for you.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:49
Verdun wrote (see)
...  great meeting today at Home.  Feel easier with things now in place



That's exactly how we feel - so glad that's how it is for you ((hugs))

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:54

Lyn - your handsome chap looks very like my son's Doorak (Russian for 'fool') - he's a huge character - he's an indoor cat as he was very ill after having his first injections so the vet said not to give him any more and keep him indoors.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:48

Matty Fantastic News!!!  What a boost that will give you!!!  Congratulations to all concerned!!!

Back from the city with short sharp hairdo and sausages for Toad in the Hole (sorry Verdun )

Growing Garlic

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 12:02

 Just for you Edd

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