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Flying solo and combinations.

19 May 2017 20:23:45

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Evening all, as an old neighbour of mine used to say years ago, 'it's no day for a bee'. That may be so, but it is always a good time to show off some of my Rhododendrons.

The first shot is of R. catawbiense boursault, a common hybrid, but I like the flower colour and it always puts on a decent show.

I love the second photo as it does a good job of showing what my garden is all about. The Oak in the background sets off the two Rhodos (L to R. unknown and R.marcel menard) to perfection with the Cotinus doing a photobomb to the right. Just lovely.

The third photo shows off another combination that I am pleased with. R. ponticum variegatum is one of the two most common variegated Rhodos, (the other being R. goldflimmer), and here I have it paired with that very fine hybrid, R. graziela.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.

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Fleurette Fleurette 19 May 2017 22:53:25

Great pairing of  super looking Plants.  I just love the colour of Marcel Menard.  

It has been a great year for all plants, especially the rhodos.  

Jackie Jackie 20 May 2017 08:09:20

Wow they look beautiful, Sean. While in Donegal, Kittybane garden had fabulous Rhodos and their colour was amazing. Great photos   I love them all!! 

sallysarah sallysarah 20 May 2017 08:33:39

A wonderful garden full of Rhodos and Azaleas was featured in Gardner's World last night - a garden in Surrey, UK.  I can't think of the garden name!!!  Glorious show there in your gard, Sean!!!!

accsean accsean 20 May 2017 09:27:38

Thanks Fleurette, Jackie and Sally. There is a lot to be said for our mild, damp climate. I woulsd have liked to have seen that programme, Sally.

sallysarah sallysarah 20 May 2017 20:15:34

Sean, gardener's world is repeated tomorrow (Sunday) early morning.  I missed Beechcroft  (gdn prog from Scotland) Thursday so will look at it tomorrow so will have to be up early!!!!!  BBC 1 or 2.  I will also watch GW again just for that wonderful gdn!!

accsean accsean 20 May 2017 20:35:15

Thanks for that, Sally.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 May 2017 22:36:23

Sean, you would adore the garden featured on Gardener's World last night. You can also get the programme on Utube. I think Rhododendron graziela was featured in the programme.

Moya Moya 21 May 2017 01:00:19

Wonderful photos of beautiful Rhodos and combinations.

accsean accsean 21 May 2017 16:48:35

Thanks for that info, Mary.

accsean accsean 21 May 2017 16:50:12

Thanks Moya.

accsean accsean 22 May 2017 09:15:52

I saw that Gardeners world and really enjoyed it, so thanks again, Sally and Mary.


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