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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #240 on: July 28, 2016, 08:08:24 AM »
Hej Steve

My pronum grow happily  in pure peat together with Lewisia tweedyi
Had to remove 1/3 of the plant growing into the lawn,
was send to Hachmann nurs. as scions.

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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #241 on: July 28, 2016, 08:20:40 AM »
Hej Steve

My pronum grow happily  in pure peat together with Lewisia tweedyi
Had to remove 1/3 of the plant growing into the lawn,
was send to Hachmann nurs. as scions.

jens

Thanks Jens.
My plant has excellent drainage -perhaps too good. Could the die-back be due to episodes of dryness of the rootball (all the dieback is on the periphery of the plant)?
Would top-dressing with pure peat help?
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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #242 on: August 02, 2016, 07:27:00 AM »
Pure peat mavbe
Here a 12 yrs  old photo
as  You can see tweedyi is long lived too!

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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #243 on: August 09, 2016, 01:47:12 PM »
Just to show how nicely roxieanum can be grown

at Nivågård park, Denmark

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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #244 on: August 10, 2016, 01:40:34 AM »
How clever to grow them on that berm, certainly assures A1 drainage and keeps the tanks at bay.


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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #245 on: August 10, 2016, 11:22:26 AM »
I've seen rhodos grown in that way  on Speyside and the poor things were suffering dreadfully.
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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #246 on: August 14, 2016, 07:51:01 PM »
Rhododendron calostrotum 'Gigha' is flowering again.
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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #247 on: August 24, 2016, 02:51:44 AM »
Shocking!  The first bud on proteoides x pronum after a mere 18 years. I'd have expected one in about 25 years.


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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #248 on: August 24, 2016, 07:37:16 PM »
Shocking!  The first bud on proteoides x pronum after a mere 18 years. I'd have expected one in about 25 years.


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Well, although this was very quick I am not sure I will plant one. If I have to wait even as short time as 18 years I have probably forgotten what I am waiting for ;D
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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #249 on: August 27, 2016, 12:06:24 PM »
 I look wistfully at my proteoides Ascreavie vainly waiting on flower buds.  If it takes 20+years to flower I will be due my telegram from the Queen before it flowers!  Probably it is something to plant for your grandchildren.
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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #250 on: August 27, 2016, 06:41:34 PM »
In the wild they are willing to flower
A + B  are from Yunnan 4100 meter
C  cw Svend Hansen 99-35 . seedling that flower after 14 years  ;)

D   But dont despair , the new foliage is better than some flowers.

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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #251 on: August 28, 2016, 12:06:25 AM »
Wow, proteoides 99-35 has a superb flower and worth the wait. Svend must be very happy with that one.


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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #252 on: August 30, 2016, 10:39:34 PM »
I discovered suddenly that Rh. campylogynum Crem Bodnant Red was in flower!

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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #253 on: August 31, 2016, 12:20:50 AM »
I've always had the feeling 'Bodnant Red' was a hybrid.  I wonder what Jens thinks?


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Re: Rhododendrons 2016
« Reply #254 on: August 31, 2016, 03:38:25 PM »
Yes John maybe , was there a baileyi close by.

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