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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #330 on: September 19, 2014, 07:50:25 PM »
Had to show this - from the Twitter page by Jenny of the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park :


"Rh. zaleucum .... bright white unders ... reminds me of brie but with scaly dimples :)  "

Isn't that a great description?

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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #331 on: September 23, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »
Saw Reginald Farrer's original Rhododendron plantings at Ingleborough Hall recently whilst on holiday in the Lake District, which have now been cleared of Rhododendron x superponticum. Must go back when they are in flower!
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #332 on: October 14, 2014, 07:54:08 PM »
Rhododendron radians is flowering now in the polytunnel.
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #333 on: October 14, 2014, 08:03:40 PM »
Very pretty Ralph. Isn't it normally a Spring flowerer? I presume it lives in your polytunnel all year round?
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #334 on: October 14, 2014, 08:12:07 PM »
Yes it does. In my experience the Vireyas can flower at any time of year.
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #335 on: October 14, 2014, 08:17:09 PM »
Yes it does. In my experience the Vireyas can flower at any time of year.
Their ability to rebloom through the year is one of the reasons I am so excited by Vireyas and would dearly love to have space for them under glass.

I expect you've got a lack of Indonesian pollinators for that gorgeous plant, Ralph?  ::) ;)
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #336 on: October 14, 2014, 08:30:13 PM »
......I am so excited by Vireyas and would dearly love to have space for them under glass........


Ah, need to negotiate (read clobber) with the BD mmm :P
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #337 on: November 03, 2014, 02:46:21 PM »
Johan Nilsson has tweeted this  photo from Gothenburg Boatnic Garden - Ian's off there tomorrow- hope the looks out for them!


Johan wrote :" The 20 year old Rhododendron roxianums looks good all year around! Collected on the KGB expedition '93   
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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #338 on: November 04, 2014, 04:15:12 PM »
Forgive me but every year I extoll the virtues of this vireya 'Tropic Glow' x saxifragoides. After many years it is still the size of a grapefruit and this year every terminal has a bud.  We will have flowers the winter long.  I've seen it and its sister at RBGE so it is over there.

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Re: Rhododendrons 2014
« Reply #339 on: November 06, 2014, 12:44:31 PM »
Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Percy Wiseman' has decided to flower out of season.
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