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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2019, 01:47:46 PM »
Thanks John. I know that I bought it from Burncoose many years ago, I'll have a look at their current catalogue and see if I can find any clues.

David  - I should have asked - Have you pruned it at all and are the flowers smallish or regular sized?
If small then Diamant Purpur, if large and the colour is a wee bit off then maybe 'Blue Danube'?

Diamant Purpur is around 2ft high here. Online colour photos of it are very inaccurate.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2019, 08:30:47 PM »
Graham - I'm fairly certain it's 'Patty Bee'. Glendoick did 'Widgeon' but it's pink, 'Wren' it's not, that would leave 'Wagtail' which I have here and it's almost prostrate, the flowers are quite reminiscent of lowndesii.  It can be deciduous after cold winters. Can't recall any other Ws from Glendoick.

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Hi John, I don’t doubt you are correct, it is a very common yellow and I remember buying it as I wanted a small yellow one for a certain spot in my previous garden. I have no idea why I should think it may have begun with a W.
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2019, 01:05:36 PM »
David  - I should have asked - Have you pruned it at all and are the flowers smallish or regular sized?
If small then Diamant Purpur, if large and the colour is a wee bit off then maybe 'Blue Danube'?

Diamant Purpur is around 2ft high here. Online colour photos of it are very inaccurate.

john

John, when I referred to my having obtained it from Burncoose I was referring to R. luteum that I had pictured earlier in the thread. The Azalea I have in a rich pinky shade I have had for quite a few years and was probably garden centre purchased. It's certainly not 'Blue Danube', it's not been pruned, and the flowers are smallish and of a fairly regular size. They tend to be a lighter shade of pink towards the tips of the petals so perhaps could be 'Diamant Purpur'?   
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2019, 07:45:10 PM »
Despite the losses from last summer's horrendous drought in Copemhagen things are not looking bad at Jens Birck's, in fact I'd say spectacular!

1. R. cinnabarinum v. blandfordiiflorum
2. R. 'Great Dane'
3.  R. 'Lem's Stormcloud' x rex
4. R. thomsonii which lost 70% iof its foliage

Chilly, rain, rain and more rain with a smattering of severe thunder.

Luckily no evergreen azaleas to identify.  ;D

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2019, 01:47:36 PM »
Article by  Caroline  Lindsay  about the  100th anniversary  of  Glendoick  "The seeds of success: walking in the footsteps of Perthshire’s plant hunters" 

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/house-home/gardening/871020/the-seeds-of-success-walking-in-the-footsteps-of-perthshires-plant-hunters/?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1CDPVGoV--C6LM8jV2wQgvhuRScKn6AE63sxZXUhQRjYk_4N0KqRXKZt0
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2019, 07:47:55 PM »
Rhododendron 'Gartendirector Glocker'

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and Rhododendron 'Wren'

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2019, 09:19:14 PM »
David, your photo. of R. luteum reminded me of a time, many years ago, when I was on a track in a forest in Perthshire. I could smell something sweet but could not find where it was coming from. Eventually I found a bush of R. luteum in full flower. The scent was wafting for a long distance in the still air.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2019, 09:08:38 AM »
Ian, it is right beside our front door, smells lovely.
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2019, 05:03:41 PM »
Again from Jens Birck's Copenhagen garden  What drought?

Rhododendron 'Golden Princess'
Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee'
Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons
Lewsia tweedyi in a peat block!

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2019, 07:40:58 PM »
A hybrid by Mogens R., another wizard of the Rhododendron world,  R. 'Gedser Gold'.  Jens rates this one highly.

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13c, sunny and magnolias are out.
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2019, 08:36:22 PM »
Gems!!
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2019, 01:54:25 PM »
Following Maggi's guidance (in Rhododendron 2016 replies 173-176) looking good. Only a couple of stems to prune out now.

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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2019, 05:38:10 PM »
The  Pieris  is  jolly well flowered, David!
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2019, 07:36:14 PM »
Yes it is. I've had for a long time, cost 50p from the local market. Grows like Topsy ;D
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Re: Rhododendron 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2019, 02:49:56 PM »
Earlier this week I saw a beautiful rhododendron, about 1.5m tall and almost blue.  The owner though it might be a form of R. dauricum
Is this likely in view of the flowering time and colour, and if so which cultivar(s) might it be? 
Thanks for any suggestions.
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