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Profile Image Carole Francis

carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Rhododendron 'Dr H.C Dresselhuys'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

Whoa now in full bloom!!! 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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angiie

Stunning!!

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anges

Wow!! 💕💕💕

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Venkat

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!! Amazing

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ublaszko

Wow!

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dan5584

That could not be more beautiful! I might come and dig it up while you’re sleeping! 🥰🤣

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Mandsboo

Wow 🤩

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pelly

Sorry but it's a WOW from me too 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

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ShelleySnyder

Magnificent!!💘😍

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katmat33

Beautiful 😌

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

🤭😲cor blimey what a stunner....💞💞💞💞

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struddles

Wow!!thats gorgeous.💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Such a thug but look at that colour! 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @auricula it was trimmed with a chainsaw a few years ago and now I just keep it trimmed so far up the trunk..

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juliesgarden

Glorious 💗🌸💗🌸

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lovemygarden65

I love it 💞

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rachelbrooks

Is this the one you tried to burn as well?! 🙈🤣 It’s spectacular 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

No @rachelbrooks 😂😂 that was the equally thuggish purple one next to it that’s yet to flower.. another week and it will be taunting me, 😉😉

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rachelbrooks

Oh! 🤣🤣 👍🏼

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midnightgardener

Wow that's fantastic! 😊😊💕💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

The #rhododendron is just about to add a #colourpop

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lexijane

Lovely rich pink 💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Well it’s a bright start to the bank holiday weekend #rhododendron #pink #longweekend 😊🌺🌺🌺🌺

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rachelbrooks

Hot hot hot...pink! 💕

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clipperty

Have a wonderful BH Carole xxx

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carolecuttingitfine

A quick picture before I mowed the lawn yesterday - flowers still looking lovely despite not actually being attached to the rhododendron 🌸💕 😏

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phyl1978

They do look lovely💕

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Keely

Beautiful 💕

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juliesgarden

💕💕💕

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lovemygarden65

Gorgeous 💗💗💗

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mich

It’s beautiful Carole 🌸💗

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carolecuttingitfine

Came home to the sun setting on the #rhododendron that is now in full bloom 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 have a terrific Tuesday everyone 😊 #tuesdaytreasures

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rachelbrooks

That’s quite a welcoming committee! 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Certainly was @rachelbrooks and as ever straight out the car and into the garden, checking on the watering and developments 😊

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Keely

Lovely to come home to 😊 have a good day 😄

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pelly

Fabulous, have a terrific one yourself 💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Of course! Priorities! 👍🏼😉

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carolecuttingitfine

First of many flowers on the #rhododendron that was a victim of a chainsaw massacre! Rhododendron 1 - chainsaw 0 😊😊🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

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sho47

Oh no and so beautiful 😍 Carole @carolecuttingitfine 😃💕

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juliesgarden

Oh fabulous 💘💘💘

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ukjohnny

...top shot of a top bloom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Stunning........💞💓💞💗💞💓💗😍

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pelly

Oh I remember that!! It’s recovered well Carole 👍👍

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Diane76

😍👌

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rachelbrooks

What a colour!!! 💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

I know @rachelbrooks so vibrant! 🌺

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carolecuttingitfine

It was a much needed massacre @sho47 it was a tangled mess that took over 20ft x 40ft of the garden and was a dumping ground for all sorts of rubbish!

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sho47

Good to see that you've still got some left though!! It's now on my Wishlist Carole @carolecuttingitfine - so now you've got a bigger garden🤔???😃💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Chainsaw defying #rhododendron nearly in full bloom!

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daisy-jane

Gorgeous Carole 💖💖💖

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pelly

Wow, it certainly doesn't look like it's had a chainsaw massacre Carole, it's beautiful 😍😍😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @daisy-jane and @pelly it and a couple more took over 20 x 40 ft patch of the garden it was tangled in brambles and had hundreds of pots and lots of pallets hidden in it! It was quite a weekend of clearing! We invited friends with chainsaws to help in exchange for food! And still it lives!

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suerichards

Stunning plant 😍👍

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pelly

Wow, it's got some history then 😂😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

@pelly it sure does that's why constantly amazed by it! @suerichards thank you 😊

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bigemrg

Well it's looking rather marvellous now! Well worth giving it a very severe haircut! 😀

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gjones

It's gorgeous- really eye catching! Nice shape/form too!

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rachelbrooks

Well it's certainly earned it's place I reckon! And it helps that it's totally gorgeous! 💕💕

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jendren

Carole. It has earned its place all right. And it looks lovely!

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brightcolours

Super! What a survivor!!

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carolecuttingitfine

#rhododendron has opened just in time for the Monday # challenge 🌺🌺🌺🌺

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pauline33

And very pretty it is 💖💖💖

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jadojado29

Gorgeous cerise pink carol @carolecuttingitfine 👌💕💕

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jacq1075

That colour is so dynamic 💕

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angiecrazycatlady

So gorgeous 😍💓

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brightcolours

#bestofapril #pinkrhododendron

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icedance

What a stunner 😍😍

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susieg

Beautiful 💕

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rachelbrooks

Phwoar!! 🌸💕🌸💕🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh just starting to open! This is full of buds but this is the first to start! Happy Thursday 🌺

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jacq1075

Happy Thursday Carole, Your Rhodie will look fab in full bloom 😊

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brightcolours

#rhododendron

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rachelbrooks

Look at that colour! Can't wait to see it in full bloom! ❤️

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susieg

That will be fab 🤗

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katgreen

Lovely pic 😍

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greenfinger14

Stunning pic 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

#rhododendron is full of buds! This is the most ridiculously determined tree ever, it's been chainsawed to the grown and used as a firepit and still it's 5ft tall and about 10ft wide and bursting with life!

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gjones

Impressive!

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bigemrg

Many call them a menace but you can't help but be impressed by their resilience and beauty!

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pelly

It's fighting back Carole. 😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

This one was coming about 20 ft into the garden.. after years of neglect, but after a chainsaw massacre, and regularly being kept in check, it's lovely.. @bigemrg @pelly and @gjones but you can't give it an inch or it will run wild!!

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole , he deserves to survive after all that 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Blimey! Tenacious if nothing else! And I bet it looks spectacular when all those buds open! 🌸🌸🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh yes @rachelbrooks - we have come to a mutual understanding now!? 😏

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rachelbrooks

😂 glad to hear it! 👍🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

In full bloom..

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clickchick

Fantastic :)

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tina

👌🏼👍🏼love the way it hides the bird feeder 😍

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karlpape007

A beauty!!👌🏻☀️💞

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friss

Beautiful 🌸🌸🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

This was chain sawed to the grown 2 years ago and still it fights back!

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