Bringing a lot of colour to a couple of borders are the rhododendrons and azaleas which are flowering at the moment. Some started flowering about a month ago and had nearly finished before the main ones started, so flowering is spread over 2 months, which I feel is better than having them all flowering at the same time, because then they are over so quickly. A few were already here when we moved in, the rest I have planted as the years have gone by.
Small Japanese Azalea.
Azalea R. luteum, the perfume is divine!
I know some of you don’t like rhododendrons, but if you have an acid soil with a good amount of semi shade, you might as well go with the flow and enjoy the display that they put on during May and June.
I can definitely say that the garden here would be a much less colourful place without them and the perfume that the deciduous azaleas puts out, makes the garden a very special place to be at this time of year.