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rachelbrooks

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine ☀️freedom 👩🏻‍🌾 and a little flower 🌸

Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima'

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rachelbrooks

Caught in the 5 minutes where it actually looks just perfick! 🤍 have a luvvly day flowers 🌸 #februaryblooms #camellia

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous 😍

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auricula

Wonderfully pure white 💚

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suerichards

She’s gorgeous 🥰

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cee

Beautiful, it looks pearlescent🤍

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juliesgarden

That’s beautiful Chuck 🤍🤍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh wow...it’s like mother of Pearl.....gorgeous 🤍

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charlottejhurst

I love this 😍

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lilybee

It's beautiful and perfect.

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johninbrighton

@rachelbrooks ....... Wonderful......fabulous photo.

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Jasonsparkes1

Perfect prettiness ☉

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Jayney 😘 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

Like whipped Italian ice cream 🍦bellissima 👌🏼 could just do with a sprinkling of crushed nuts, ooh Nobby’s nuts! Perfick! Can you still get them?! 🤔 #randomsundaythoughts

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lesliecole49

How pretty that is

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auricula

Just perfect 👌🏻 even without nuts 🥜

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richard.spicer.7906

😋😋 now what about a flake?

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suerichards

And chocolate sauce 😉

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lilybee

With a flake for me please! 🍦

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Jasonsparkes1

Ooh honey on mine please 😛

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johninbrighton

@rachelbrooks ......... Fabulous plant Rachel.......... and a beautiful photo....... at first I thought it was a begonia .........

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rachelbrooks

Just delectable I’d say Leslie 🤍 @lesliecole49

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rachelbrooks

Oh you’re an nice easy customer Elise! 😉 @auricula

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rachelbrooks

Right you lot! I’ve been everywhere looking for Nobby’s nuts and I can only find KP’s... no flakes either Rich and Sue @richard.spicer.7906 @lilybee so you’ll have to have a Twirl...Shirl, no chocolate sauce either Sue @suerichards so it’ll have to be raspberry and honey 🍯honeybunch? 🤔😆 @Jasonsparkes1 this is becoming quite a concoction...may as well be a Sundae!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks John, it is lovely and the closest I’ll get to owning a Begonia! 😱😂 @johninbrighton

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rachelbrooks

Here comes Nobby...a week earlier than last year, and he was early then! Glad there’s plenty of buds...gave him quite a severe haircut this year so was worried he wouldn’t flower! Have a peaceful evening flowers 🌸

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KariSamuel

What a stellar picture! 💖

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lilybee

Looks perfect 👌

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jaynehynesburton

That's gorgeous

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suerichards

How beautiful 🤩

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auricula

Nobby is very early - my Unknown Camellia must be a late starter💚 gorgeous photo Rachel 😊

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carolgs

He is gorgeous a bit of brightness to dull days

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Kari! 🌟☺️ @KariSamuel

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rachelbrooks

Hope all the others follow suit then Sue! 🤞🏼 @lilybee

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rachelbrooks

Even lovelier when he’s fully awake Jayney 😍 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely 😍 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Oh don’t give yours a hard time though Elise! Nobby is meant to be an early flowerer...just not til January. But he gets so excited he can’t wait! 😉 @auricula

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rachelbrooks

Hello little beauty...I’m sure you weren’t there this morning 🤔 and I think you’re a bit earlier than you were last year...but I’m not complaining 💚 #camellia #firstbloom #white

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kimguy

Lovely💕💕💕

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pelly

Isn’t it lovely, I think I’ve only got leaf buds on mine by the looks of it so I shall enjoy yours 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Kim, one of my favourites! @kimguy

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rachelbrooks

I’m happy to share Jane! ☺️ it is a gorgeous one 💚 @pelly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Pearly white....👌🏼😘

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rachelbrooks

Just a jackknife has Macheath babe 🎶 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😉😘

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scaryskates

On the sidewalk oh Sunday morning don't ya know lies a body just ooozing life. choon

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rachelbrooks

Five’ll get ya ten 👍🏼🎶 @scaryskates

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Denise16

Great name I instantly read nobblybits🤣

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rachelbrooks

😆😆 I can’t write what I call it Denise. But I like nobblybits so we’ll add that to the #apnc @Denise16

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scaryskates

Personally think Robbie Williams version of this is the greatest ever.

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rachelbrooks

It’s definitely getting lighter in the mornings...or is it just because I’ve got up late..? 🤔😁 either way it’s lovely to see some sunshine ☀️

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juliesgarden

Morning chuck, no it’s defo lighter , yaaay , beautiful photo 👍😍

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angiecrazycatlady

No your right I ate my shreddies without the light on today 😁

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Rachel. Shreddies Ang 😝 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Morning me duck, phew! Thought it was! 😉 thank you 😘 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Lol Angie 😄 well that’s a good sign! 👍🏼 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely 😘 @jaynehynesburton

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carolgs

I'm still in bed with curtains closed hurray for school holidays, 😂😂😋

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rachelbrooks

Lol sounds like a great plan Carol! 👍🏼😆 @carolgs

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful ❤

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carolgs

I've been productive since I got up @rachelbrooks helped a neighbour give her cat tablets, put the tarpaulin back on shed, been shopping, found hubby and feed him, made ice-cream with kids now about to walk dog then make meringue think that makes up for my lie in this morning 😁

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angiecrazycatlady

@jaynehynesburton I've got to get my fibre in me somehow I've tricked my brain into thinking I like them 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Karma, karma, karma Camellia...looking refreshed after a shower. Have a thoroughly fine Thursday garden gnomes

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pelly

Beautiful, I can't wait for mine to flower, but it's very small yet so I'm not expecting anything this year. 😮😮

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bigemrg

Good morning Rachel! It's a beauty!

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pauline33

Morning Rachel boy that's a beauty 🤗😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane and yes, I think they take a while 🙄😏 @pelly but you never know!

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rachelbrooks

Morning Ian, thank you. And she’s right outside my dining room window so I can see her in all her glory! @bigemrg

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nessas

Morning lovely isn’t she just pretty 💟 looking forward to seeing my new one flower 😍😘

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rachelbrooks

Morning Pauline, thank you. I think I prefer this one to any other...just classy and beautiful 💚 @pauline33

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juliesgarden

Aww looks like tissue paper 😍

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rachelbrooks

Morning Nessa 🙋🏻‍♀️ oh she is, you’re going to love her! ☺️💚 @nessas

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carolecuttingitfine

Gorgeous colour- just right for a winter garden 😊

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rachelbrooks

Pure as snow ☺️ Carole 👍🏼 @carolecuttingitfine

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rachelbrooks

From faded beauty to beautiful young things...first bloom on Camellia Nobilissima this year 💚

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Keely

Beautiful 👌👌

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pixierose

Stunning.

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jadojado29

Gorgeous mi Amiga 😍@rachelbrooks 😘

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pelly

Gorgeous, I've got this one but it's still quite small. 😍😍😍

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daisy65

How beautiful! I planted a camellia a few weeks ago and it has soooooo many buds! Very exciting 😊

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rachelbrooks

Oh you'll love it! What colour did you get? @daisy65

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rachelbrooks

Thanks girls, if this does half as well as last year I'll be over the moon! It had so many flowers! 💚 @Keely @pixierose @pelly

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daisy65

I’m sure I got white!! I think it’s called Silver Anniversary or Wedding??

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rachelbrooks

Lovely! I love them all but I think the white is so classy and elegant 👌🏼 @daisy65

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daisy65

Just like us Rachel 😆

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rachelbrooks

But of course! 😉😂 @daisy65

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rachelbrooks

Oh hello! I thought you had finished! A little bloom hiding under the leaves 💚

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ukjohnny

..very classy...

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struddles

My camelia hasn't even flowered yet.😠xx

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rachelbrooks

Thank you kindly John - think the white ones are very elegant 👌🏼 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..absolutely...

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columbiariver

Very elegant. Wouldn't this be nice in a bridal bouquet?

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jadojado29

Stunning Camelia mi Amiga @rachelbrooks 😍👌😘

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rachelbrooks

Oh it would Laura! 👌🏼👍🏼 @columbiariver with white roses and Lilac...

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Suz, it's flowered since December, so I reckon it deserves a rest! 👍🏼 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

My other one hasn't done so well either Lorna, only a couple of flowers - both facing the ground and there were loads of buds but I noticed earlier they have fallen off! 🙄 @struddles

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous 😍

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rachelbrooks

Still flowering beautifully - been going since before New Year 💚

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous 😊

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tina

Wow that's a long period of flower Rachel lucky you . It's a beauty 😍😍😍

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jadojado29

Beautiful Rachel @rachelbrooks & what aong flowering period & still going Wow 😍😘. That reminds me must get some whipping cream today 😂

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juliesgarden

Wow amazing 👍

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pelly

That's the one I've just bought Rachel, I am now hoping for great things from it. Do you know how long it is before they flower, it's only little? 🤔🤔

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susieg

Brilliant value! 💕

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jayne ☺️ @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

It is Tina! It was a bit early (s'posed to start in January( but I'm not complaining! 👍🏼😊 @tina

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rachelbrooks

Non stop giving Deborah 👍🏼👏🏼 and such lovely, white, frilly blooms 👌🏼💚 @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

🙈😂 did you get some Suz?! And it's been lovely having it flower so long over the winter 💚 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Still loads of buds too Julie 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

#evergreen

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rachelbrooks

A little early, but nice all the same 😊 #wintergarden #bestofjan

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hayleyaj

Bootiful 💕

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godfreye

Pure white beautiful 🤗

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Chester14

Lovely photo,nice and early @rachelbrooks

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richard.spicer.7906

😍👌🏼

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bigemrg

Very pretty! Got to love a white camellia!

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charlottejhurst

Oh that's just so beautiful and the same one I'm sure that I keep taking pictures of 😍😍😍

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susieg

Ooh yes gorgeous - mine isn't anywhere near that yet.

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @Chester14 it's a welcome bloom though 😊👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

I thinks so Ian, classic and classy 👌🏼 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

I reckon it is Charlotte 😊👍🏼 @charlottejhurst

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rachelbrooks

It just couldn't wait any longer Susie 😬😊 @susieg

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rachelbrooks

Good morning peeps ☀️ how does Monday come around so quickly?! Have a fab day all, especially @hayleyaj Have a very Happy Birthday 🍾🎂

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hayleyaj

Good morning Rachel! Thank you for the birthday wishes! 😃

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Rachel. Have a great day too. Also Hayley @hayleyaj Happy Birthday. That means it's your Birthday tomorrow then Rachel if I remember right? 😍

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hayleyaj

Thanks Sue 😃 @susanhumphrey333

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Chester14

Good morning Rachel,lovely Camellia @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Good morning Rachel. Have a great day. Also happy birthday Hayley @hayleyaj 😊😊

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clipperty

Morning chaps! Wishing @hayleyaj a very happy birthday too 🎉 🎈 🎉

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daisy-jane

Morning Rachel and happy birthday Hayley @hayleyaj hope you have a fantastic day 🎉🎊🎁🎂🎈

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juliesgarden

Morning Rachel, love camellia,@hayleyaj , happy birthday 🎉🎂

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christineb

Morning Rachel, happy birthday Hayley 🎂🎉 @hayleyaj

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Keely

Morning Rachel need longer wknds 😊

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katgreen

Beautiful flower 😆

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rachelbrooks

Err...very nice. But I think you're a bit early! 🤔

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juliesgarden

Lovely though 😍

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jaynehynesburton

Thats lovely Rachel. What month are they suppose to flower. I planted one a couple of months ago, there are lots of buds 😊

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charlottejhurst

I spotted one at Hilliers a couple of weeks ago. It's not time yet!!😞

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rachelbrooks

This one should flower Feb/March Jayne. That's good yours has lots of buds...they form buds from late summer onwards and need lots of water to form fully, so they're healthy enough in late winter/early spring to flower. You can get Autumn flowering varieties too. A tip my late father in law told me as well is that they don't like early morning sun, so don't place in an east facing position - which it doesn't always tell you in books/on websites. @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

It's all bonkers Charlotte, completely bonkers 😐 @charlottejhurst

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charlottejhurst

I agree wholeheartedly! 😉

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jaynehynesburton

Thanks Rachel 😊

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KariSamuel

#confused !

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susanhumphrey333

Oh my goodness. It gets stranger and stranger 😱

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pelly

Beautiful flower though. 😊 😊

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vec

Oh wow. Love camellias...... in spring 😂

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