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atmospheric-derek

I'm into trees and shrubs mostly! And... propagation, always have a pair of secateurs in my pockets, and a fistful of cuttings!

Rhododendron (Azalea Varieties)

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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atmospheric-derek

I know this is a dwarf Rhododendron, it's been in my possession for 3 years now! just wondering if anyone knows the exact species! And... should it really be budding again in autumn? This pic was taken in late spring, but I'm seeing buds on her again!?

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teamgardentags

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teamgardentags

Thanks also for asking us to help identify your plant #PlantID. Fellow GT'ers are you able to help Derek? @barbaramatthews @carolgs @Garyg @jamesshobbs @joanboston @KariSamuel @kathy @lexijane @linfoster @mikethegardener @mrsflowerpot @PlantDoctor @richard.spicer.7906

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flof1952

Beautiful plant Derek ......sorry can't help with either question. Welcome to GTags .......enjoy this great app :))

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pelly

Hi Derek, welcome to GTags. I think a few people on here are experiencing the same thing, our seasons seem so muddled. Enjoy your journey with us. 😊

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kathy

Azalea?

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rachelbrooks

Can’t help with the cultivar I’m afraid...there are sooo many! When you say it has buds...do you mean they are about to flower? Rhododendrons and Azaleas form their buds in the autumn, they will need plenty of moisture during autumn to maintain the buds’ health 👍🏼

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atmospheric-derek

@kathy yep! Deffo Azalea, but it's a big old family, wanted to narrow it down a tad! Thanks though! 👍

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atmospheric-derek

@rachelbrooks thanks, great tip with keeping moisture levels up, I often get caught out with containers in winter, I think just cos it's cold - it's gotta be damp as well, but not always! I guess I don't want her sodden through though in case it freezes??? And yeah, can see the punks of the petals all rolled up in the buds, hopefully they'll stay on hold now until next year! Will take some more pics when I get a phone upgrade, this old phone makes everything look like it was taken in the 70's!😄

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atmospheric-derek

@rachelbrooks sorry - 'pinks' in the petals, not 'punks'! 😊

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rachelbrooks

I quite like the sound of punky flowers! 😂 and no, doesn’t need to be drenched, just keep it moist. I expect the colder temperatures will slow the buds down a bit 👍🏼

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