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Rhododendron 2020
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:57:47 PM »
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 03:46:46 PM »
The  news reports  from the  Australian fires are  terrifying.  So much loss of life,  habitat and  wholesale  destruction of  wildlife.  Appalling - and  no end  in sight.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 02:22:33 PM »
My potted Rhododendron praecox has been beautiful for the past couple of years but this year a great disappointment as you will see from the first picture. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of it from 2019 (all my 2019 pictures were lost in moving to Windows 10 and a new laptop) and the 2018 picture shows it not at it's best. (second picture) 

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »
Rhododendrons coming early this year.  My Ciliatum flowered from the end of January and is still in flower thanks to no frosts!  Snow lady opened up on the 28 February and hopefully will survive some slight frost.  So far Edgeworthii has produced large buds and at this rate will open in about 3 weeks...if weather holds.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 10:26:04 PM »
Rhododendrons coming early this year.  My Ciliatum flowered from the end of January and is still in flower thanks to no frosts!  Snow lady opened up on the 28 February and hopefully will survive some slight frost.  So far Edgeworthii has produced large buds and at this rate will open in about 3 weeks...if weather holds.
A lovely  lady, without  snow!   Wasn't  expecting to hear  from you  today, Tom- I thought you'd  be  too busy  eating  birthday cake!! Many happy  returns  of the  day!!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 09:15:57 PM »
Actually we went to Loch Katrine to see some snow on the mountains and had lunch at the small bistro on Stronachlachar pier.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »
Amazing what you'll find when you look under the greenhouse bench!  R. spinuliferum.  Last year - its first flowering - the colour was wretched (pic 2) so I am quite chuffed.

I wonder if I dare put its pollen on my cross of  (mucronulatum 'Cheju' x spinuliferum Starling's black-red) or am I apt to lose hardiness, spin is very tender outdoors even in mild areas in the UK I hear.

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 09:09:02 PM »
Amazing what you'll find when you look under the greenhouse bench!  R. spinuliferum.  Last year - its first flowering - the colour was wretched (pic 2) so I am quite chuffed.

I wonder if I dare put its pollen on my cross of  (mucronulatum 'Cheju' x spinuliferum Starling's black-red) or am I apt to lose hardiness, spin is very tender outdoors even in mild areas in the UK I hear.

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Certainly  non too hardy  here  in Aberdeen, John.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 10:53:59 PM »
I've grown a lot of rhododendrons from seed, but this one wins the prize for the length of time it took to finally flower.  MECC seed sown in 1999, flowering in 2020.  Rhododendron barbata
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 10:48:28 AM »
The Scottish National Rhododendron show to be held at Garelochead,  Saturday, 2nd May 2020 is cancelled, along with the tours on the Sunday.
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2020, 08:38:50 PM »
I wandered round the garden after feeding the ponies and before I came in for the evening.  I spotted all is not well with Rhododendron 'Snow Lady'.  We had -1.2 C last night and -3.7 the night before  :'( .  We've been having cold westerly winds for a long time but the wind is now coming from the east and is even colder .  Another week of above freezing nights and she would have been magnificent.





 
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2020, 11:03:55 AM »
Rh.Pekamoense opened about a week ago.

Something has gone wrong in posting a picture. I have done exactly what I normally do but the picture will not transfer to the post.  Ideas?
I tried again for the 10th time and now it worked!!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2020, 12:54:07 PM »
Thank you for persevering, TC!  Internet rather  unpredictable  right  now  with  so many  extra  people  using it!
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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2020, 04:31:26 PM »
Cassiope 'Edinburgh', becoming buried by Daphne 'Spring Sonnet'

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Re: Rhododendron 2020
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2020, 01:36:33 PM »
Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee'

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I'm not sure what the second one is?

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