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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Camellia

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

Well the big hack didn’t upset this #camelia too much! Or the storms or frosts..

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sharonhayden

Wow so many flowers beautiful

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lisabear

WoW 🤩

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jendren

Loadsaflowers Carole! 🌸

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brightcolours

💖 #winterblooms

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linfoster

Wow so gorgeous 😁

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lesliecole49

Just wow

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pixierose

So lovely 💞💖💞

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midnightgardener

Wow that's huge!! Great Camellia 😊😊💕💕♥️♥️

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carolecuttingitfine

#camellia out in full bloom! #winterwonder

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suerichards

Morning she’s beautiful 💕

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berecs

Gorgeous colour!

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pelly

#prettyinpink 🌸🌸🌸

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anges

Beautiful 💗💗💗

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dirtgirlworld

#pinkalicious

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jacaranda

That’s a stunner, Carole 🌺😘

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midnightgardener

Incredible in this cold weather 😊😊💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

First #camellia flower of the season 💕🌺 which is a relief as I hacked this bush back last year as it was so heavy it was breaking!

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pelly

I remember this from last year, it was beautiful 💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Just hope it returns to its former glory @pelly 😉 ✂️ 🌺

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pelly

I'm sure it will Carole 👍💞💞

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rachelbrooks

Fantastic colour! 💕 did the same with one of mine, but it doesn’t seem to have minded, loadsa buds! 👍🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

Mmmh our particular “style” of gardening might just work @rachelbrooks - plonking and hacking!? 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

The #camelia is absolutely laden with flowers! But I really must learn when to prune it.. have a fabby Friday everyone 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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lostgardener

Stunning..👍🏻

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, it looks amazing 😍

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juliesgarden

Oh would you look at that ...fab u lous 💕💕💕🤣

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @juliesgarden @lostgardener @sieveheadsarah we inherited it and it’s enormous, but I’ve done nothing with it...

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anges

That's gorgeous 💖☺

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That’s spectacular! 🌸💕 Keep doing nothing then! It’s obviously working wonders! 😉

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Diane76

😍😍

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pelly

Absolutely gorgeous Carole 🌼🌼

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linfoster

Wow what a display 😀

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midnightgardener

Wow that's a beauty 😊😊💕💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

This #camellia was a surprising find yesterday! Have a lovely Sunday everyone 🌺😊

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Venkat

Beautiful 👌

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juliesgarden

Oh and look at that colour 💕💕💕🤣

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flof1952

So pretty .....great photo Carole. Have a relaxing Sunday 👋🙂💖

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carolecuttingitfine

You too @flof1952 I certainly intend to on this dreary Sunday 😊

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david71

Very beautiful! 🙂👍

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous! 🌸💕🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

#bestofwinter2018 we had the best few days in the snow.. sledging and playing with friends who trekked out from the village to us #communityspirit

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mich

Gorgeous! 😍💗

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richard.spicer.7906

Looks wonderful Carole. Hoping for a little flurry of snow this year ☃️❄️

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carolecuttingitfine

Definitely @richard.spicer.7906 ❄️❄️❄️

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carolecuttingitfine

My enormous #camellia has just re flowered after the first snow caught the flowers and now looks like it may have to start yet again! Really pretty though #snowedin again! ❄️🌺 18/03/18

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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grandmagizzy

🌸😢❄️

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linfoster

Looks fabulous

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carolecuttingitfine

Doesn’t it @linfoster - I’m sure it will be fine @grandmagizzy and @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jendren

Looking great Carole 🌸❤️🌸

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chapelbarn

My camellia has still not flowered the buds are refusing to open when this last lot melts l’m seriously thinking oh pruning them all off to stop it wasting its energy this year.

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nessas

Wow 😮 even covered in snow it still looks amazing 🌺🌨

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carolecuttingitfine

The #camellia is putting on quite a show! Just hope the frost stays away! Have a fabby Friday everyone 😊🌺🌺🌺

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rachelbrooks

Spectacular! 🌸💕

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jpea

Looks wonderful Carol 😍

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gjones

That's stunning😍

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sieveheadsarah

Looks fabulous 😀😍😀

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scaryskates

Woah she is fantastic have a Faboolus Friday Carole 👍

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juliesgarden

Beautiful Carole, enjoy your day 💕☺️

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @juliesgarden @sieveheadsarah @gjones @jpea @rachelbrooks and @scaryskates it’s about 8ft tall, probably need to learn how and when to prune it?!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

1st prize 🏆 💞💞

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pelly

Morning Carole, it’s beautiful 💕💕

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icedance

Good morning Carole that is a stunning show 😍💕 have a good Friday and.....be gone mr Frost ❄️ !

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nessas

Oooo how fabulous is she 💞💞

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carolecuttingitfine

The #camellia is a riot of #wintercolour that looks like it should be in a summer border 💓

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scaryskates

Great shot Carole ☺

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jacaranda

Beautiful flower, gorgeous colour and a fab photo, Carole 💕 I hope you’re feeling less stressed now 😘 @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @scaryskates @brightcolours and @jacaranda it was a “drive by” photo whilst chasing a 3 year old on a bike?! Amazing it’s not blurred 😂 and thank you, Barbara settling back in to a routine of nursing duties 😘

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nessas

Nice to hear you sounding much better ☺️ lovely and bright for such a grey day 👍🏻😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Amazing colour...💕👌🏼💕

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pelly

Gorgeous 💕💕

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bigemrg

Oh wow that's a stunner Carole!

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carolecuttingitfine

Wow cannot believe the #camellia has a flower on it, well it did yesterday but that was quite a hard frost last night - stay warm and have a fab Sunday 😊 🌺

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juliesgarden

Wow , she’s a bit early , morning Carole 💕💕

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Keely

Morning wow how lovely 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

I know @juliesgarden I had quite a shock when I was clearing leaves yesterday! Isn’t she @Keely 💗

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pelly

Morning Carole, what a beauty, early or not 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Well she’s just gorgeous! 🌸💕🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

#camelia really starting to get going! 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺

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SylviaDavies

Beautiful!

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole, very pretty 💖💖

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous Carole 😊

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Keely

💗💓💕💞

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rachelbrooks

Fabulous! 🌸💕🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @Keely @sylyiadavies @susanhumphrey333 @rachelbrooks and @juliesgarden fingers crossed we don't get a frost and lose the blooms! 🌸🌺

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daisy-jane

Looks beautiful Carole and still plenty buds to open yet 😘

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brightcolours

#pinkcamellia

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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carolecuttingitfine

#camellia only the second flower 🌺 on the bush but a promise of lots more if the frost ❄️ doesn't get them!?

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christineb

Beautiful 💕 hope the frost doesn't get them Carole 😀

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susanhumphrey333

So lovely. Fingers crossed 😊

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juliesgarden

💓💖💓💖

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debs69

Perfect bloom 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @debs69 @susanhumphrey333 @juliesgarden @christineb 😘

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hayleyaj

Stunning! And #pink !! 💓💓

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carolecuttingitfine

Gotta love hot pink @hayleyaj 🌺💗

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hayleyaj

Oh yes Carole!! 💓💓💓

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rachelbrooks

Sheer fabulousness! 💕🌸💕

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greenfinger14

Beautiful 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

#camellia first of the year.. hoping for a show if all the buds are anything to go by! 🌺🌺🌺

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rachelbrooks

Phwoar! Lurvly colour 👌🏼💕

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carolecuttingitfine

A favourite colour of yours by any chance @rachelbrooks 🤔😂

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rachelbrooks

Can take it or leave it... 🤥😆😆😆

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carolecuttingitfine

Ha ha my mistake @rachelbrooks Must be ORANGE you can't get enough of! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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rachelbrooks

😂😆😂 ah you know me so well!! 👍🏼🤣🤣

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carolecuttingitfine

@rachelbrooks 🤣

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bigemrg

Oh I'm so jealous! Mine is covered in buds too but no sign of flowers yet!

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carolecuttingitfine

It's just the one @bigemrg the others look tightly shut too!

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pauline33

That's a beauty 👌💖💖

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juliesgarden

Wow think I need my sunglasses 😎💖💖👌

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susanhumphrey333

That's lovely. Love the shape Carole 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

#camellia has lots of buds, hope they survive the cold blast forecast for tomorrow!? ❄️💨

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vivatherton

Fingers crossed 🤞

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MoyaB

Do we need to cover with protective netting or do the buds protect themselves?

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brightcolours

#camellia-overwinter

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carolecuttingitfine

I'm not going to cover it as it's a really large established shrub, just going to risk it, it's survived snow before.. hope that helps @MoyaB

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susanhumphrey333

I bought my first camellia a few weeks ago. It's tiny with no buds. Do you know how long they take to flower Carole ?

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh I don't @susanhumphrey333 this one must be years old as it's about 4ft across and the same height.. hence why I'm not covering it! I would have thought it would in its first season but I know they like to be well watered and not dry out, so if it's in a pot keep it topped up or get it in to the ground as soon as you can..

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susanhumphrey333

Thanks Carole. I bought it when we had a hard frost so didn't plant it at the time. Will be planting my new border soon so it will be going in there 👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Sounds perfect! Just plenty of water in the meanwhile 💦 💦 and look forward to seeing your pictures!

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carolecuttingitfine

#camellia #pink #earlycolour

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brightcolours

#plantID-camellia

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