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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:27

I'd be quite keen to give this place a look I've never been, it looks gorgeous - it has a tea room too!

Near Bury St Eds/Ely

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 15:31

I think I'd try pelargoniums - including the trailing type (the sort of flower you see on pictures of traditional Swiss chalets).  Pelargoniums are native to S. Africa, so I think they could stand the high light levels that you have. 

Take a look here


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 14:51

Energy exhausted now Clari - I need to put new greaseproof and puddingcloths on the puddings I'll be distributing tomorrow - but I'm stuck to the sofa - no energy left at all

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 14:42

Hi b2pcoil

We need to know a bit more about the balcony - whereabouts in the world are you?  Which way does the balcony face?  Does it catch the wind?  How high up is it?  What sort of containers have you got or are you going to get new ones?  What sort of flowers do you like - do you want colour or foliage - do you like large structural plants or pretty flowers in pots?

Lots of info needed please


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 14:15


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:52

... and there's usually cake

Indoor Cyclamen

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:19

Yes, they prefer to be away from radiators etc and in good light but not strong sunshine.

tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:17

And another thing - when it's got flower buds try to keep it's position stable and facing the same way all the time so the light falls on it the same way every day - otherwise sometimes it will drop the flower buds.



Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:12

No sign of Santa Smileys here yet, but Daniel did say the Tech Team is a bit 'snowed under' (see what I did there - Verdun would be proud of me )

Haven't started wrapping yet - but kitchen has had a good sort out and kitchen floor is no longer covered with detritus, spillages and sticky bits - or painty footprints from a certain artist who uses the studio which is just off the kitchen 

Now the floor is drying so I'll have to sit here and noodle with you for a few mins

Indoor Cyclamen

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:01

I find they do best if the top of the compost is kept dryish and they're watered from below. 

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