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Profile Image Jeff Ingram

jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Rhododendron

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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jeatacake

First of a few I've grown from seed (in 2013) to flower properly. It's needed a bit of patience!

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cyndi

Didnt know you could grow them from seed

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cyndi

#grownfromseed amazing

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ShelleySnyder

That's amazing Jeff!💘😍

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pelly

Wow, that's brilliant Jeff, well done 💖👏👏

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missjeykll

Well done, that's real patience! 👍👏

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That’s dedication! Worth the wait though! 🌸💕

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jeatacake

It was moderately difficult. The seeds are tiny & only seem to grow if less than 12 months old & on the surface of ericaceous compost. I got about 20 or so to germinate, but over the years, only got about 5 or 6 to survive until now. Glad I tried it now & looking forward to see how well the others flower. @cyndi

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jeatacake

Thanks @ShelleySnyder 😊💕

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jeatacake

Cheers Jane 👍💕 @pelly

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jeatacake

Thank you Barbara. The patience of a St Helens saint! 😇😁 @missjeykll

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jeatacake

Cheers Rach 👍 Apart from repotting them a couple of times, I more or less just left them tucked away in a corner of the garden, largely forgotten until I spotted flower buds appearing @rachelbrooks

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