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Tucked away, sensible flower!


Tucked away, sensible flower!



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lovely vibrant colour, what is it and where did it hide?

13 Mar, 2012

 

Camellia ? Gorgeous flower Grandmage

13 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Fran & Paul, yes its a Camellia facing my fence and looking gorgeous, it is protected there unlike some of the others that got frost bite a while back.

13 Mar, 2012

 

yes damn winter - killed bottlebrush. looks amazing - reds seem to be stronger , prob not at all true but just seems to be

13 Mar, 2012

 

You have a good point there Paul, think so, my pink one looks awful.Sorry about your b.brush, i lost one the year before :~(

13 Mar, 2012

 

Sad fleeced it and all but no joy - We have 3 camellias but only red one flowers - others are yellow

13 Mar, 2012

 

That's so pretty :o)

13 Mar, 2012

 

Paul, if they are yellow give them a feed with something for ericaceous plants (they like an acidic soil) and make sure they are watered in the summer. They don't form flower buds when there is summer drought.

13 Mar, 2012

 

Lots of buds on my camellia but no flowers yet (I will look more closely tomorrow in case they are hiding!). I have horrible sooty mould on mine too :(

13 Mar, 2012

 

Gee and Paul...I am guessing that a lot of Camellias in the southern parts will be suffering because of the droughts. Its a shame...they are fairly easy to grow and keep healthy up here..they like the acidic soil, the damp summers and the cool temps. One of the befefits of the scottish climate in fact..that along with the fact that a lot of the bugs don't like it so much up here..too cold for them! I have only gardened in Scotland of course as I've lived up here since I was 24. But were I to move south I expect I would have a field day growing things that just won't do well up here in the cool climate! :))

13 Mar, 2012

 

Gorgeous

13 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks TT, Karen, Gee & Sheilar, this is going to be a testing year without water!

13 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely Camelia G.mage..mine are opening up at last ! I love these flowers...I throw any spare water on mine in the summer..even the washing up water goes on,if it's not greasy...and no ill effects at all....lots of buds this year..hope we don't get a late frost..I will have fleece ready to throw over..:o)

13 Mar, 2012

 

Lol B, images of you draping fleece all over the garden, but you are sensible, that frost does do awful damage. Because the sun is shining at mo. everything in the garden is looking lovely.

13 Mar, 2012

 

It will only be that one,G.mage..the neighbours would think I was a complete nutter..looking out on white clouds all over the garden ! Lol.

13 Mar, 2012

 

Think you might start a new trend B. Lol

13 Mar, 2012

 

Lol,G.mage..off to bed now..hope I don't dream about lollipops ! :o)))

13 Mar, 2012

 

or marshmallows!! Nite B

13 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Karen I added rotting matter including old lemons , oranges and ericaceous soil added also to Skimmia and heathers - keep well moist from waterbutt - good buds but shy , also no early morning sunshine , not til about 11

14 Mar, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Very pretty ,Nice when you find an unexpected surprise hidden away .......

14 Mar, 2012

 

Isnt Amy, I love suprises. :~)

14 Mar, 2012

 

So perfect Grandmage

19 Mar, 2012

 

Hello Camillia, how are you, and I am very glad you like my flower, it is gorgeous isnt it?

19 Mar, 2012

 

Beautiful flower Grandmage. Where did Camelias originate from? They are very sensitive to frost on the flowers. Didn't the Victorians grow these under glass.

20 Mar, 2012

 

Oooooh Linda not sure but think they came from India/china because they are a relative of the Tea plant and I should imagine they were once grown here in beautiful glass conservatories.

20 Mar, 2012



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