Rhododendron

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Hilary

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Rhododendron
« on: February 11, 2020, 08:23:49 AM »
Rhododendron x obtusum

A Rhododendron bush we saw flowering in Royal Botanic Garden Madrid at the beginning of April 2018

I despaired of coming across an article which mentions Rhododendron which I had already not ‘used’ then I came across this one.

MYCORRHIZAL PREPARATIONS
by THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011
In the article I read
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“ However, the following acid-loving plants are not recommended for treatment: rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries”
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 10:18:32 AM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Rododendron
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 06:02:18 AM »

Since we are not going on our planned trip to Madrid, I will be posting yet more photos taken in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid, April 2018

Rhododendron hippophaeoides ‘Inshriach’


Inshriach House is near the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.
I would have liked to find some interesting information about how this Rhododendron got its name but was not able to find anything

I was pleased to come across an article I had not ‘used’ before mentioning Rhododendron
ENCHANTED BY SERRALVES by Ann Semaan Beisch in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017
There is a website for this garden
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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Re: Rododendron
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 02:55:33 PM »
They are such lovely flowers Hilary. I remember seeing  lots in Yorkshire years ago. They were most impressive.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 06:07:05 PM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Alisdair

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Re: Rhododendron
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 10:21:45 AM »
Hilary, Rhododendron hippophaeoides is flowering at the moment in our Sussex garden, a paler form than that one of yours in Madrid. And always flowers on bare branches for us.
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Rhododendron
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 11:34:00 AM »
I like the colour of the Rhododendron and the view of your garden
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Rhododendron
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 07:22:08 AM »
Rhododendron macrophyllum

Another Rhododendron in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid, April 2018

Rhododendrons are mentioned in A VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA. PART 2:
PRIVATE AND COMMUNITY GARDENS by Valerie Whittington
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care