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Maggi Young

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Rhododendron 2021
« on: February 13, 2021, 12:45:13 PM »
Rhododendron Research Network
Newsletter - February 12, 2021

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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 11:29:56 AM »
The following rhodo images were made  by Hannah Wilson in the  RGB Ediburgh the  other  day. More photos in the  RBGE  pages! (starting here https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9420.msg420386#msg420386 )

To begin, two sets of Rhododenron recurvoides, one of  Hannah's  favourites!

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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 11:31:38 AM »
second set of R. recurvoides

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 now some  others .....




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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 11:32:27 AM »








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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 11:33:42 AM »
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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 09:17:54 PM »
flowers from SRGC member Alison Hogg on Facebook   " Best flowering for several years - R x cilpinense  and praecox usually get frosted.  Last year R thomsonii had no flowers at all - making up for it this year! "





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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 09:19:02 PM »
Alison's R. thompsonii


 





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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2021, 06:18:58 PM »
I can't compete with you Maggi, but here are two species in my garden.

Rh. barbatum has taken the cold winter almost without damage. Only some brown edges of the leaves.

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Rh. sutchuenense opens soon!

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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 03:10:57 AM »
Rhododendron calophytum's maiden bloom, purchased as a seedling several years ago.

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Re: Rhododendron 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2021, 03:12:44 AM »
Rhododendron schlippenbachii, grown from seed planted in 2000

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 03:14:48 AM »
Rhododendron arboreum, grown from seed (MECC 22) planted in 1999.  It started to flower for the first time last year.  I was expected red flowers, I got pink!

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 09:18:26 AM »
How do you grow Rhodys from seed Claire? I've tried a couple of times but never had any germination.

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2021, 11:49:11 AM »
How do you grow Rhodys from seed Claire? I've tried a couple of times but never had any germination.

Try our method, Tristan - Growing on Sphagnum, : from The Rock Garden  90/39 - download it  here: http://files.srgc.net/journals/vol_1%20to_113/90.pdf
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 01:06:15 PM »
Thanks Maggi, that will be really useful.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 01:20:58 PM »
Thanks from me too Maggi, that's really excellent.  I struggle with Ericaceae from seed.
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