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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 02:05:42 PM »
Tomasz - Funny as I find yellow leaves & yellow variegated leaves very common in rex crosses, especially in backcrosses.  I have some backcrosses that flush pure yellow and after a few weeks they turn green.

I have tried that Spellbinder x rex cross many times and have never had a take. I wish you success with it.  We were quite enamoured with Spellbinder when we visited David Leach in the 80's, everyone wanted it.  Now I have grown very tired of its pillywally colour,  rex should help that.

R. thomsonii in flower at a friend's out on the coast, it just keeps flowering in the cool.  Sucha great species and such a wonderous trunk.

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
Tomasz - Given your fascination with rex hybrids this may be of interest.  When we visited Leach the best oplant on his property was his own cross of Catalgla x rex ssp. fictolacteum.  I attach a picture of it, sorry very small for some reason.  If I enlarge it it's very blurry.  Weldon Delp, David Leach & Al Smith @ Leach's garden & Catalgla x fictolacteum in the rear

The plant has been named 'Holden Spring Herald', it's very good and commonly available thanks to Briggs & tissue-culture.

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2018, 10:36:24 PM »
Jens Birck's exquisite Copenhagen garden today.  What can one say?

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2018, 02:59:52 PM »
One of the finest deciduous azalea species and an Eastern North American native, Rhododendron vaseyi.  This year's flowering is typical, last year was a light year as the drought the previous summer was trying.

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2018, 05:32:56 PM »
The rhododendron and azaleas should be putting on a good show at Dundock wood near Coldstream just now. Well worth a visit and it,s free.

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2018, 07:43:24 PM »
Rhododendron 'Graziela', right, and Rhododendron rigidum YUN95-173 (bought from Jamie Taggart), left rear with Rhododendron luteum, left front.

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2018, 07:47:02 PM »
Rhododendron 'Karen Triplett'

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Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Golden Torch'

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Rhododendron 'Ruby Hart'

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2018, 09:59:40 PM »
while i was botanizing in acid meadows i found these Rhododendrons in all their magnificence
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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2018, 01:07:09 PM »
Pictures  by Lawrence Peet of this  Farrer Medal  win for Dave Mountfort and Rhododendron lowndesii at AGS East Cheshire show today.
 


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Rhododendron lowndesii

Lovely example of this  tricky little plant.
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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2018, 07:44:19 PM »
Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Titian Beauty'

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Rhododendron dichroanthum subsp. apodectum - an unusual colour.

Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2018, 04:47:03 PM »
Apparently now in genus Rhododendron but still a Menzesia to me.  A lovely blue-leafed hybrid from seed via Barry Starling.

john - a chilly damp 8c.
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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2018, 08:18:18 PM »
Ralph- two very nice ones. I particularly like the Rhodo. dichroanthum ssp. apodectum, a lovely colour.

John- Over the years Barry Starling has produced some absolutely beautiful plants, and your Menzesia is a stormer. I haven't seen Barry since Autumn when he didn't seem to very well and had to leave an AGS Group meeting at half-time , one of these days I'll get to see his garden.
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Re: Rhododendron 2018
« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2018, 12:33:43 PM »
Click the link to read this Bulb Log from Ian Young with Rhodos, mixed tasks, planting, repotting, cuttings, also the start of the autumn flowering bulbs.
 To see the actual scale of these charming Rhododendron pumilum flowers, see page two of the Bulb Log - follow the link!
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Aug221534930320BULB_LOG_3418.pdf


Rhododendron pumilum - Kingdon Ward's "Pink Baby"
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