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Rhododendron

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ublaszko

Wow! Full of flowers!

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lesliecole49

Lol, more flowers than leaves!

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columbiariver

That's insane! What kind is it?

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anges

Gorgeous! 💕💕💕

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it exploded 😂

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 was just bud after bud. Never expected them all to open at once but glad they did 😍

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kez001uk

@columbiariver isn’t it 😜 I wish I knew because I’d be buying more for sure! 😂 unfortunately there was no name on the tag ☹️

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kez001uk

@anges thank you Ange 😁 it’s been amazing this year after only having 3 flowers last year 💗

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lilybee

That's beautiful Kerry, such a gorgeous colour 💕

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gjones

Just beautiful!

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columbiariver

Wow that's a beautiful one Kerry

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kez001uk

@lilybee thanks Sue ☺️

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😁

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kez001uk

@columbiariver thank you Laura 😊

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gjones

Wow!💖💕💞💖💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful 💕💕

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columbiariver

Do you know the name?

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😀 it’s been amazing this year 𗁧

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thanks Elaine 😃 it’s like a pink explosion!

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kez001uk

@columbiariver sadly I don’t. It’s a cheap supermarket plant and they rarely ever name anything ☹️

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bluefox23

Lovely 💕

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 thank you Alison 😁

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gjones

Love it😍😍

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jeatacake

That's a beauty 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy ☺️

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😃 sorry for the deleted reply. It’s been so great this year, my new favourite 😛

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jeatacake

Don't you worry Kerry. You've had a lot on your plate recently. I haven't looked at any other comments yet, but I hope your nan's still on the mend 🙏

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kez001uk

#wildlifewednesday

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cyndi

So pretty 😊😍

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midnightgardener

Great photo Kez 😊😊🐝

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PoppyBloom

Amazingggg! @kez001uk 💕💁🏻‍♀️🐝

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laneygarden

Absolutely stellar shot! And who doesn’t love a #bumblebee? 😍

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kez001uk

@cyndi thank you 😁 didn’t realise rhododendrons were such bee magnets!

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thanks Christine 😀

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kez001uk

@PoppyBloom thanks Blue 😃

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kez001uk

@laneygarden thank you Laney 😄 they’re too adorable not to photograph 😛

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Froggy45

Excellent photo

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lesliecole49

Beautiful

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! What a shot!💘😍

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jeatacake

It's teasing us! 😁

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ublaszko

Still love the colour 😍😍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I have the end result already so it’s be teasing you 🤣 way behind on adding photos again 🙈 never seems to be enough time in the day once it starts to warm up 😂

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ShelleySnyder

My red Lord Roberts is just now in full bloom 💘😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko might not like the opened colour so much 😜

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder oooh I’m looking forward to seeing him 😛❤️

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jeatacake

You're just one big tease Kerry! 😁 Know what you mean though about not having enough time. Took about 20 photos today. Goodness knows when I'll post them? Maybe drip drip over the next few days! 😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake gotta keep you all coming back for more 😉😂 it’s frustrating because some photos just need to be added for our own reference and not necessarily for everyone to suffer through 😂 and putting up too many means you miss notifications. It’s a delicate balance this gt lark!

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jeatacake

I know. It is a real balancing act. I always worry about annoying people by over-doing it with too many photos & so try to restrain myself! 😃

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kez001uk

@jeatacake your photos are always worth seeing though! But I know what you mean. I try limit it to 5 at a time now 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

I have the same problem, and recently asked GT to consider giving us functionality to add photos without posting to our main feed. I’d upload far more progress photos! @kez001uk @jeatacake I tried to drip feed them but I now have far too many plants to do that and more so often they just get forgotten 😕 - I’d even be willing to pay for that as a premium function

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jeatacake

Lol Kerry. I'm trying to be good now & limiting it to a maximum of 3 at once! 😄

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ublaszko

Love the colour! Burgundy is one of my favourite colours after blue and purple 😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s gorgeous unopened but the flowers are pretty much bright pink once they are open 😜

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gjones

Nice big buds!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Can’t wait to see more.....

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ublaszko

😲😲💓

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kez001uk

@gjones they look massive and now they’ve started opening they’re crammed with flowers. Counted 23 buds tonight so hoping for quite a show 😁

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom only had 3 blooms last year so can’t wait to see it all open ☺️

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gjones

With that many buds, it'll be covered in blooms. It'll be gorgeous!

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jeatacake

It's a beauty & it reminds me of one I have from my mother's, although the opened flowers seem a bit darker this year on mine than last spring for some reason 💜💖

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kez001uk

@gjones I hope so 🤞🏻

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kez001uk

@jeatacake that’s unusual but means they’re closer in colour to the unopened buds! Always confuses me how different they look closed and open 😜

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jeatacake

Yes, some look completely different. A couple of my new ones are like that too.

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ublaszko

Love the colour of the leaves. So rich 😍😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko seems to be really healthy now it’s getting rain 😂 buds and new growth all over it

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gjones

That's going to be beautiful! I thought they usually bloom in the spring?

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kez001uk

@gjones it flowered earlier in the summer but immediately these new buds started forming. I didn’t realise but they are like camellias and bud up early for the next year from what @jeatacake said 😁 was hoping for more flowers this year 😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake

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ukjohnny

.a really healthy looking plant

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny thank you ☺️ only got it a few months back and it’s grown so much already!

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ukjohnny

I can see leaf buds and flower buds on there ...a happy plant

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny was worried it is going to flower early but didn’t know they bud up this year for next years blooms 🙈

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ukjohnny

...yes mid to late summer is the correct time for Rhodos to set their buds for next spring... yours is exactly right Kez😃👍

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny I have to credit @jeatacake with that because he told me 😂 could have pretended I knew far more than I really do 🤣

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ukjohnny

😂😂😂 honesty is the best policy ...if not always the funniest..👍😂

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kez001uk

Updated photo @jeatacake

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gjones

Looks great! We can't grow rhododendron here but I think they're beautiful

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jeatacake

They definitely look like next year's flower or leaf buds. @gjones If alkaline soil is the problem, have you tried them in containers with ericaceous compost?

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gjones

@jeatacake we can adapt the soil, grow them in a pot but have no place to store large plants for the winter.

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jeatacake

Would they not survive winter there? They should be pretty tough coming from the Himalayas. @gjones

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eklinke1983

@gjones I'm in zone 7 (philadelphia PA USA). We've never had an issue with winter. Where are you from?

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s a shame because they’re great plants 😟

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😊

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gjones

@jeatacake Rhodos survive in zone 5 which is hardy to -29C but we get colder than that in winter. (-35C and -40 with windchill). We tried an azalea last year but it didn't make it!

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gjones

@eklinke1983 We're in Saskatchewan Canada and we're zone 3/4 - much colder than zone 7!

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eklinke1983

@gjones I see what you're saying now 😱❄☃️

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eklinke1983

@gjones what about protective covers? https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwi8zdLc6-PcAhWLWoYKHf4HCFAYABABGgJ2dQ&ae=1&sig=AOD64_1By0pPuA8DnWp2kOEXpQm5SiWg9g&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiPy8vc6-PcAhWCwVkKHRsqBBoQwg8IJg&adurl=https://www.amazon.com/Agfabric-Plant-Cover-Worth-Blanket/dp/B01915EIXY/ref%3Dasc_df_B01915EIXY/%3Ftag%3Dhyprod-20%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26hvadid%3D216531753338%26hvpos%3D1o1%26hvnetw%3Dg%26hvrand%3D2098955051318709347%26hvpone%3D%26hvptwo%3D%26hvqmt%3D%26hvdev%3Dm%26hvdvcmdl%3D%26

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gauravsh6

Beautiful Blooms

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Hayley.R

Beautiful colour

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kez001uk

@jeatacake there’s a few more photos too if you click on 🙂

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jeatacake

Ah yes, it's lovely 😍👍 I take it that this photo was taken in late spring?

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kez001uk

@jeatacake was mid spring but it’s huuuge now. I’ll take an updated photo when I’m home 👍🏼

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jeatacake

Sounds promising 👍

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