Latest posts by Karmageorgina

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Family traits

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 02:12

On a recent visit to my granny's i found my great great grandpa was a horticulturist and dedicated his life grafting. He kept a special grafting knife along with his 'go to books' and journals and these have been given to me as i too wish to follow this path. Turns out his name was George Peck and had his grafting knife engraved with his initials which are the same as mine. Quite creepy but comforting! On the same trip i was given a ficus benjamina weeping fig from my great grandfather on my mother's side!

Must be in the blood!

Camellia query

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:49

oh  they're huge compared to than this time last year. I'm guessing next years flowers are going to be nice 

while on the subject of camellias.. this year most of my flowers had a minimum of 3 centres in one flower.. if that makes sense it was really pretty but strange i know flowers can have mutations but there were more of these than 'normal' flowers.

Camellia query

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:36

Can camellias produce a second flush of flowers? *fingers crossed*

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 13:30

thankyou. it's inflammation of the cartilage in the chest.. mimics the signs of a heart attack which was scary the first time i was in pain! Can't lift pots or anything heavy (not what you expect at the age of 22!) but thankfully i have a strapping man to help me    

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:32

oh and tea would be lovely runnybeak

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:31

Thankyou for your nice comments

The pots on the left were from the poundshop and fell to bits shortly after this photo!

I don't live in the same house anymore i rent and upgraded to an actual garden but not long after we moved in i developed costochondritis so couldn't actually do anything in the garden so at the moment i'm concentrating on the front potted display and surrounding myself with streptocarpus and african violets.

I'm slowly getting there and hope i'll be well enough to enrol at east durham horticultural college.. fingers crossed!

My first 'yarden'

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 03:30

 I thought i would share with you all my first ever 'yarden' from 4 years ago. All of the plants were grown from seed with no knowledge of anything. It snowballed from there and now it's my biggest passion (obsession!) in life and has helped immensely with my mental health and wellbeing. 

Just glad i have caught the bug young and have many many years of gardening ahead of me!

Mystery stowaway

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 01:07

Not sure whether this will help but looks like a young rhododendron to me and would possibly make sense they've ended up together as both prefer acidic soil. Just a shot in the dark!

Heated Propagators

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:37

i've found using a heated propagator for streptocarpus cuttings much better than without, and it's a massive relief if i forget to sow seeds and need them to catch up with the rest. 

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 15:51

well I've had absolutely nothing from them! Wanted to grow them for the saffron for myself but found that calendula is quite similar in taste and smell and much easier to grow!

I shall give them to my granny who lives further south and see what she can do with them

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Camellia query

Can camellia shrubs produce a second flush of flowers? 
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My first 'yarden'

A colourful picture i dug up from 4 years ago 
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saffron crocus failing?

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