It seems very strange to be writing about rhododendrons in June when the sun is blazing down outside, it should have been a post to write in May when the weather was cooler, so if I don’t write it now, I will have missed my chance. All my rhodos are now flowering, but I think they will be wilting in this heat, so won’t flower for very long unfortunately.
a large pink one which was already here when we arrived 30 yrs ago
Another which was here before us.
A small japanese azalea which was only planted last year so it has a bit of growing to do .
Rhododendron yakushimanum which I did plant, I can remember doing it! this one is a smaller variety.
I also planted this one but I’m afraid I’ve forgotten its name though, before I started my blog! Lovely flowers.
This one is in the back garden in the bed in front of the woodland, now draped with Clematis montana.
Rhododendron Fantastica near the woodland, the flowers start out very pink but fade to white over a few weeks.
At the side of the back garden is this one which is spreading sideways. The flowers start out more lilac coloured and then fade to almost white.
You can see how much it is spreading sideways, pushing everything else out of the way.
A very frilly one with no name unfortunately, one of my favourites.
I can say that the flowers are easily a month late, the cold spell in April must have held them back. At the moment I have rhodos out in the shady borders and at the same time my roses are flowering in my sunny borders, the garden is certainly very colourful. The hot spell is coming to an end in a couple of days time, my rhododendrons and I will both be saying, thank goodness, at least they are in the shade!