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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Camellia japonica 'Doctor King'

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awomanonabike

Here’s another of my #failures This was next to the summer house but I think was also overhung by a yew. The result is that I think it must have dried out over late winter and early spring, before I realised what was happening. I’ve now moved it close to the house, so I won’t forget about it and forget to water it. Hopefully my next photo will be of it in all its full glossiness again 🤞Do I now get absolution for my sins with all this honesty 🙄😂

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sharonhayden

Oh shame - absolution granted - go in peace ☮️

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awomanonabike

Thank you Sharon 😂 @sharonhayden

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ublaszko

Mine looks the same. I left it in a corner to plant it out after we moved house last July and it was doing well. I forgot we get morning sun in that corner though and I think when frost hit and then sun it got scorched. Not too bothered, I usually cut it back a few cm every year anyway as I'm trying to prune it to look like a tree. Did yours flower in previous years?

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awomanonabike

It’s only 2 years old but seems to be a fast grower. It had flowers when I got it and flowered last year when it was on the balcony but not this year. I don’t think it liked its new home at all...despite being protected from morning sun ☀️ 🙄 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Mine is 3 or 4 years old but it was a young plant when I got it. Perhaps it will flower next year.

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awomanonabike

Keep it away from the morning sun and I’m sure it will 🤞 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Will do 🙂👍🏻

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awomanonabike

🤔 I’ve decided to move this. It was on the balcony so you could see it from inside the house but I hadn’t appreciated how late it flowers and it was blocking the door 🙄 I thought the red would look good against the stone, just not sure how much sun this spot gets in the mornings...Will have to pay attention 🤓

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sieveheadsarah

It looks really good against that wall Jacqueline, fingers crossed the morning sun doesn’t get to it 👍🏼😀

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Diane76

Certainly catches the eye 😍👍

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pelly

I love it against the stone Jacqueline. I'm still waiting for mine to flower ❤❤❤

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awomanonabike

Thank Sarah. I have a nasty feeling but will wait and see in the morning (provided I get up early enough 🙄) @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

Thanks Diane! How are you doing? @Diane76

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awomanonabike

Oh goodness! I thought this was late 🤔 @pelly

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pelly

It was mid spring when mine flowered last year Jacqueline so I guess it's about right ❤

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awomanonabike

Sun shining brightly on this this morning. Damn! How did I think it would miss it? 🙄😂 Will need to think again @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Oh no Jacqueline, I hope you find the right place for it 👍🏼😀 also, can you send the sun this way please as it’s a very grey day here 😥

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awomanonabike

I think my husband and son, aka the plant pot movers, have fallen out with me 🙄😂 Will do, in exchange for rain please @sieveheadsarah

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Diane76

I'm fine thanks @awomanonabike. Trying to keep busy and hoping to move home at end of May 🤞🤞although house will only be 70% ready 🙈🙉

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awomanonabike

#happinessis the first flower opening on this #camellia 😍 #smallbutperfectlyformed

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jendren

That is a very unusual shaped flower Jacqueline. ❤️

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awomanonabike

I thought that too Barbara 🤔 and much smaller than the flowers last year, but there are more so we’ll see what they look like... @jacaranda

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jacaranda

I liked your comment, Jacqueline, but was it meant for Nicola? A slip of the finger, maybe 🤣🤣😘😘 @jendren

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awomanonabike

Thank you Barbara 😂 I think it’s all beginning to get to me 😉🙄🤷‍♀️😂 @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

6 Apr 2019 • The buds on this have sat so patiently for weeks...but now is their time ❤️

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kez001uk

Beautiful ❤️ I wonder if this is the same as mine 🤔 wasn’t named unfortunately, damn tesco 😂 but looks remarkably similar

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awomanonabike

I wouldn’t be surprised Kerry. This was a #mozzersclub special 😉@kez001uk

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike least they have the decency to name their plants 😂 think I’ll put it under this anyway, it’s as close as I’ve seen

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awomanonabike

Good call. Yes mozzers are pretty good really, especially when you consider how much they charge. I don’t know how they do it 🤔🤔🤔 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike their plants are always much bigger than the plugs you’d get on most websites for double the price too. It’s incredible value really. Could fill a garden for next to nothing

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awomanonabike

You could. Though you have to be lucky and what they have can be a bit random @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike that’s true, just pot luck what they’ll have in. This app makes you much more specific in your plant choices 😜

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awomanonabike

🤔🤔🤔 It may do but somehow doesn’t stop those impulse buys either, though I’m trying so hard 😬 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike 🤣 it’s hard to resist! But better these plants are in your garden being taken care of. That’s my justification 😉

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awomanonabike

Oh that’s good. Very good. I like your style. Must remember that one 😉😂😂😂 @kez001uk

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pelly

Well hello Doctor, you’re looking ravishing ❤️❤️

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awomanonabike

7 Feb 2019 • ...and then I had to nip into Morrison’s on my way home 😉😂

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pelly

🙄🙄😂😂

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ublaszko

No one can escape Morrisons without a plant 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Of course you did 🙄🤣

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awomanonabike

I’ve looked at them every time I’ve been in and had managed to resist... until today 🤷‍♀️ @ublaszko @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Well...you had a dream and today it came true! 😉

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awomanonabike

I’ve been going off to sleep at night thinking about where I’ll put it. Now I just need another large pot 🤔😬 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 I know a nice place you get one! 🙊 also someone is going to get my reference to Dr King’s speech one day! 😉

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awomanonabike

Haha! I haven’t taken you to The Pot Place yet. He supplies a lot of the pots to Larch Cottage... Oh for goodness sake. Yes one day 🙄 Obviously not today! 🤦‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😂😉 Oh! 😯 definitely next time then!

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awomanonabike

👍 @rachelbrooks

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AlisaJ

Well needs must! 😉😉😉

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