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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #165 on: November 20, 2015, 05:48:52 PM »
Forumist enthusiasm have had me paying more attention to the autumn colour progress of my pair of Enkianthus perrulatus 'Compactus'.  The camera fails to catch the  brilliance of the reds and yellows.  Note the difference in the leaf coloration around that beige dead leaf in the two pix.  0Two shots from this morning.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #166 on: November 20, 2015, 08:12:53 PM »
Startlingly bright colours, aren't they?  Love  'em!
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #167 on: November 21, 2015, 06:50:58 PM »
Forumist enthusiasm have had me paying more attention to the autumn colour progress of my pair of Enkianthus perrulatus 'Compactus'.  The camera fails to catch the  brilliance of the reds and yellows.  Note the difference in the leaf coloration around that beige dead leaf in the two pix.  0Two shots from this morning.

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It is the inside beige and yellow leaves that make for its particular glow. I had intentions of placing a yellow light inside the Itea virginica, which has almost the same red foliage, but it's too far from the house; it wouldn't have look the same anyway...
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #168 on: November 24, 2015, 02:34:33 PM »
15c yesterday, vast amounts of rain, a frost last night and a skid of snow on rooves (odd this comes up as a spelling error) this morning. Crazy weather. Got home late and tried to shoot that Enkianthus perrulatus 'Compactus' as it was suddenly in full autumn dress, blurry I'm afraid but you get the picture. Doubt any foiiage after last night.

A scramble to get things under cover last night. Notably the Green Mile Podophyllum pleianthums and versipelles were as green as in mid summer whereas others had gone down.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #169 on: November 24, 2015, 06:12:24 PM »
Gorgeous colours!

... rooves (odd this comes up as a spelling error) ...
Ummm, that's because it is one... "roofs" is the plural.  :)
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #170 on: November 24, 2015, 06:35:03 PM »
Gorgeous colours!
Ummm, that's because it is one... "roofs" is the plural.  :)

Rooves taught in school in these parts and apparently - googling   - also used in NZ and Oz. Don't know about the UK.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #171 on: November 24, 2015, 06:43:01 PM »
It varies John, I usually use 'roofs' but my wife uses 'rooves'. It don't matter a jot at the end of the day. ;)
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #172 on: November 24, 2015, 07:20:16 PM »
'Rooves' in Ireland too.
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #173 on: November 24, 2015, 07:24:40 PM »
Very interesting!  I've looked into it further... and I'll be darned.  The usage of "rooves" for the plural is described in some references as "archaic"... I'm getting to be pretty archaic myself so it's funny I was never exposed to this!  :D 
johnw, I'm utterly amazed to hear that "rooves" is taught in Nova Scotia!
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #174 on: November 24, 2015, 07:29:17 PM »
... The usage of "rooves" for the plural is described in some references as "archaic"...

Applicable in my case anyway ;) ;D
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #175 on: November 24, 2015, 08:10:34 PM »
Applicable in my case anyway ;) ;D

Hee.  One reference says "you are quite correct using rooves if you are 260 years or older....."

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #176 on: November 28, 2015, 03:24:51 PM »
Rhododendron
Is there anyone who will help with the name of this Rhododendron,
may be R. fortunei?
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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #177 on: November 28, 2015, 09:52:40 PM »
Hard to tell if it is pure R. fortunei but it certainly appears to be one.  Are the petioles dark red/purple?  Compare it with these.

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Re: Rhododendron 2015
« Reply #178 on: December 25, 2015, 11:50:04 PM »


R. pubescens in the garden today. This and other species, such as R. racemosum, etc., have proven to be fairly drought tolerant. They have survived the drought with basically no damage at all.  :)



I can not say the same for the big leaf Rhododendrons. They have been very heat tolerant for us, however everyone in the garden died this year due to the drought conditions. Some were fairly old and established.  :'(

This R. preptum, in a large container, is looking good. I was able to give it plenty of water. I do have back-up seedlings of some of the other big-leaf species, so I will be giving them another try out in the garden if the drought ends this year.



The deciduous azaleas did well too, despite 4 years of drought.

Rhododendron luteum 'Golden Comet' with a bit of autumn color remaining.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2015, 11:53:17 PM by Robert »
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