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Rhododendron

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gjones

Lots of flower buds!

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lesliecole49

My poor rhody, I just can't seem to find it's happy spot. 😕 I'll move it, it'll get a few new leaves, then just sit there, move it again, new leaves, sit there. I'm hoping it's newest spot will work. It'll get good mid morning to early afternoon sun then bright shadow the rest of the day.

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ublaszko

My rhodo didn't do much this year but noticed new leaf stems a couple of weeks ago. The flowerbuds are there too but barely visible. Perhaps it's still to early for them to do anything yet. @lesliecole49

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jeatacake

That's going to look amazing come spring 👍

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jeatacake

@lesliecole49 Do you know if you have acid soil? If not, that could be the problem 🤔

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s gone from strength to strength since it was moved into a bigger pot. Can’t wait to see it flower next year 😁

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 that’s the kind of position I have mine in. Hope that spot will work out and reward you next year 🤞🏻

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😛 I’m hoping it will 😁

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lesliecole49

Oh damn dumb ass me! @jeatacake I'm thinking... well yes I have acid soil.. then it hits me, it's in a pot! You put it in potting soil dummy! I have used acid type fertilizer but not very regularly. 🤔 gee, you think that will help?! (Said rhetorically) thanks for the reminder Jeff @kez001uk

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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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