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Rhododendron time


I planted this baby in 1992. It was a “lost label” & I thought it said “max 3 ft” it seems to have been 3 meters….And some! Every year it adds six inches. I dead head by hand & have the odd accident breaking off young flowering shoots for the next season. Step ladder & wooden stool might just do it for later this year.The middle & top is jam packed

An audition for twins

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It is beautiful, lovely colour.

4 May, 2020


that is a lovely specimen and the 'twins' are pretty too.

4 May, 2020


The flowers used to be smaller. Is that a bad memory or normal for mature plants? The flowers are a magnet for bees big time.

4 May, 2020


That is a really nice looking rhododendron bush, lovely colour flowers, I have a tall one in my back garden but it has gone really scraggy. it is about 7 foot tall but all the foliage seems to be at the top 25% of the bush and nothing apart from the odd shoots on the lower part. Think I need to have a read how to seriously prune it back and see if I can start again with it.

5 May, 2020

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