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David Nicholson

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Rhododendron 2019
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:07:59 PM »
My first of the season and just as the same time as last year.........

Rhododendron praecox

David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 07:57:00 PM »
Looks great David.

Seems it has increased a lot since last year?
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 08:05:15 PM »
Yes, it's done very well, been fed well too.
David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 05:53:25 PM »
The last week of mild weather has allowed my Rh. Cilpinense to keep its flowers without reverting to brown kleenex - other paper hankies ARE available.  I would rather the weather would cool down a bit - no frost please - as many of my plants look as if they would flower within a week if this mild weather keeps up.
Tom Cameron
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 05:11:00 PM »
I have some in flower now.

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R. praecox flowering for a week or so now - a month earlier than last year. David yours is looking really good this year.

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R ‘Christmas cheer’ (somewhat past Christmas)

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R. ‘Ptarmigan’

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 07:31:03 PM »
Thanks Graham. I like your R. 'Ptarmigan'. Having lost all my pot growing dwarf Rhodies in last summer's heat wave I swore not to buy any more....but I might just get Ptarmigan.
David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 01:37:38 PM »
Lovely  photo from  Julia Corden- SRGC President  and Manager of the Explorer's Garden, Pitlohry today
 "Rhododendron sherriffii flowering well at the Explorers Garden, Pitlochry - usually hit by a frost or snow this year so mild the flowers are enjoying the weather!!"

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The new foliage of this rhodo is  great too - and the indumentum beneath the leaves changes  from light lime -green to dark cinnamon  as the leaves mature.  Fascinating!
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 11:52:35 AM »
What a terrific colour Sherrif certainly had a good eye.
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 01:18:58 PM »
Rh sutchuenense has started flowering in the garden.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 09:23:12 AM »
Rhododendron sutchuenense also coming into flower here, though not a classic year for flower power due to the long dry Summer last year.



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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 07:47:28 PM »
Rhododendron racemosum

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Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 07:55:52 PM »
Rhododendron 'Snow Lady

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David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 09:57:10 PM »
Looking good, David.  My 'Snow Lady' is about the same stage.  Temperature dropped just below freezing last night but I think she is ok
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2019, 01:54:40 PM »
A present from a generous forumist.
R. 'St Merryn'

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2019, 03:13:05 PM »
Beautiful colour.
David Nicholson
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