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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2020, 09:44:11 AM »
Looks  like  'Curlew'   a  reliable  plant  which flowers  several times a  year  here  in Aberdeen!

Just got a feeling that it might be 'Wren'?
David Nicholson
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2020, 01:33:44 PM »
David - It indeed looks like Wren. Here are two shots of mine.  john

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2020, 01:53:15 PM »
Yup, I think you're  right  it's  'Wren' - wrong spy  on  my  behalf - my 'Curlew' are  out  fully  now  and  I see the  colour  is  different  now  I have  actual flowers  to compare.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2020, 04:56:11 PM »
Azalea's at their top - Rhodo's following...

Azalea Mollis (or is it Rhododendron now ???)

39 year old is this diry red Azalea (I believe it may be A. japonica)

3 in a row

Rhododendron 'Percy Wiseman' a favourite with mixed colours as buds are opening.

Rhododendron Chicor - Also over 30 years old but had to be cut back to the ground 7 or 8 years ago after having been frozen.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2020, 06:42:24 PM »
Many thanks Maggi and John
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2020, 03:54:47 PM »
From the garden of Jens C. Birck in Copenhagen again, his cross of 'Goldprinz' x rex is in full flower today.  Nicely proportioned, colour not brash and not one of those over-the-top western North American hybrids. Hopefully Holger Hachmann will get this beauty into production


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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2020, 07:28:14 PM »
From Jim Jermyn at Branklyn,
 "This heavily scented Rhododendron was a Ludlow and Sherriff collection. Trained against a wall! Rhododendron lindleyi

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2020, 05:23:18 PM »
Does anyone knows what the spots on the leaves are? Is there any way to fix this?
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2020, 12:26:19 PM »
Does anyone knows what the spots on the leaves are? Is there any way to fix this?
I think they may benefit  from a  feed  of  a special ericaceous feed, Herman, but  it  may be that they are  suffering  from Powdery  Mildew  - you  may need  to  research  more  on their  state.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2020, 12:28:11 PM »
Good to see  John Good, in Wales,  writing  about  his  choice  of  smaller  rhododendrons  for the  garden in his  AGS diary - https://www.alpinegardensociety.net/plants/rhododendron-choices-for-small-gardens/?fbclid=IwAR1OUb6oqU2ncWbEuB-Gk1QQHOPh-IdIPlMPG2ZpWyTIiyYegs4nbX4z0jc

 This  entry  is  about  John's  selection of  possibilities - from what could be  a  very  long  list!  He  intends  writing  ina  later  diary  about  their  cultivation.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2020, 11:32:56 AM »
Rhododendron oreotrephes getting rather big.  I did cut it down fairly hard a few years ago.  Maybe it's time to do it again.

May 5th 



May 10th


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May 23rd


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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2020, 02:28:16 PM »
All of our garden beds are less than 10 years old, and most just in place for the past 5 years. That hasn't prevented some of our newer rhododendrons from putting on a good display, in spite of their small size. Rhododendron 'Big Deal', 'Gunborg, and 'Hachmann's Picobello' are looking pretty good. Gunborg has held its colour well, over the past two weeks, in spite of being in full sun. None of the plants are over 50 cm high yet. Definitely looking forward to what they do in the next five years!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2020, 05:00:04 PM »
All nice, but the last one is a ‘stormer’
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2020, 06:48:34 PM »
Thanks, David. Picobello was love at first sight (from a photo), even though we didn't know how bud hardy it would be. First year in bloom (got it as a very small plant from the Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society. It tends to put on a second flush of growth for us, late in the season- the reason for the burnt leaf in the photo. Late growth just doesn't have enough time to harden off here, before the onset of winter.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2020, 02:35:27 PM »
I bought a Rhod. at the Scottish Rhododendron society show  Garelochhead about 5 years ago.  It was a layered cutting from choice "cinnabarinum" from an Argyll garden.  I planted it and kept it going looking for signs of a flower. Despite watching it, it produced one flower this year and I only saw it when it was going over.  I took one poor picture when the wind was whipping it about and tried to identify it.  I couldn't.  It was about 3cms long and open bell shaped, not like the tubular cinnabarinum type.  The plant itself grows about 30cms.a year with an upright growth like an Augustinii.  Any ideas as to its name?
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