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North Essex tropical garden 🌴🌴🌴

Rhododendron 'Germania'

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vec

Before she loses all her flowers, a photo in full bloom #rhododendron-germania

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pelly

Beautiful 🌺🌺🌺

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vec

This is the later of my #rhododendons to flower and tells me it’s time to start planting out the tender stuff. Do you have certain plants you use as a guide or is it just me ? #clematis-montana-alba deserves a mention in the background now covering about 40ft of the back fence

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pelly

My garden is so out of kilter this year I don't think it would work here. That clematis looks amazing 🌸🌸🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’m about a month ahead with most things 🙄

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vec

@pelly and @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I’m in a frost pocket here (can be 3 degrees lower here in winter than at the top of my road) so my plants are always a bit later to the party but when they get going, they really get going 😀

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vec

Thought I’d take another picture of #rhododendron in all it’s glory 💕

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pelly

It really is gorgeous 💞💞💞

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vec

#rhodendron has put on so much growth this year. Taking over the ericaceous raised bed

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debsgarden99

That’s lovely 🌸

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vec

I have to agree 🤣 @debsgarden99

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vec

A month later than usual but worth the wait #rhododendron #colourpop

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pelly

Definitely worth it 🌸🌸🌸

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debsgarden99

Well worth the wait

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vec

I so wish I still had the label so I could name this #rhododendron I've had it a long time, it's come with me on 3 house moves but it's finally happily settled and looking it's best ever 😍

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vec

Fully opened now. Wish the flowers would last longer #rhododendron

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midnightgardener

That's beautiful 😊😊💕💕💕💕

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vec

She's a bit of a stunner @midnightgardener 😂 I so wish I had her name still but she's years old

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suerichards

Fabulous 💖

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midnightgardener

@vec That's amazing then if she's an old gal 😃she's spectacular!! I've got a thing about Peonies; there are so many in gardens where I live and they look wonderful. Really big red blooms. I've just GOT to have one! My 2 Rhodes have yet to flower but they did very well last year 😊😊

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jadojado29

Shocking ......... Pink Bestie @vec 😂 Love it 😍😘

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pelly

Gorgeous 💕💕

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vec

I occasionally have a bit of shocking pink in the garden #rhododendron (sadly with no name)

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pelly

Wow 💕💕💕

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vec

I've got a canna to match this colour too this year. I can't overdo the pink but the odd splash is good 😂 @pelly

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pelly

Can't wait to see the pink canna. Mine are doing well now, when can I plant them out Julie? 🤔🤔

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vec

Now Jane. No overnight lows below 5 from now on

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vec

#rhododendron with a halo of #erysimum-bowles-mauve 💖💜

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nessas

Beautiful Julie 😇😘

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pelly

What a gorgeous colour combo Julie💕💜

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jadojado29

Afternoon. Julie @vec looks Fabulous love the colour combo 💖💜😘

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vec

Thank you @nessas @pelly and @jadojado29 😘

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lexijane

Loving the planting partners hunni 👌🏼💕💜😘

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vec

Thank you @lexijane How's your sunburn now ?

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lexijane

It’s now a lovely golden tan thankfully 😁

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vec

I've been topping mine up since friday. Working outside makes me go fake tan essex girl colour naturally 😂😂😂 @lexijane

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clustyroen

Like a bouquet ❤️

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lexijane

That’s the great thing about being outdoors. You can be like David Dickinson 😂😂😂

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vec

Morning all, nearly missed this little guy. He's colour matching with the rhododendron #wildlifewednesday speckled bush cricket (I think)

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nessas

Morning Julie fantastic💟 photo have a lovely day 😘

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vec

Morning @nessas Thank you. @jadojado29 can take the credit for me spotting him as went to look at my rhodos to see if any of mine were going to flower early 😂

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Keely

Morning Julie good jib you didn't 😂

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porto

Morning Julie...😚☀☀☀👌

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vec

Morning Keely and David @Keely and @porto 👋👋👋

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jpea

@vec brilliant photo Julie

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vec

Thank you @jpea ☺

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lexijane

Morning Julie 🙋🏻

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juliesgarden

Morning Julie, love these bush crickets 💚

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vec

Morning @lexijane There's a shock, I replied to you almost straight away. I get a later start on Wednesdays 😉

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vec

Morning Julie. He's almost cute 😂 @juliesgarden

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vec

#rhododendron #pink #bee

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Keely

Superb shot Julie 😍😍😍💗💞

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vec

Thanks @Keely

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plants

Lovely pic 😀👏📸 vec

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jadojado29

Morning Julie @vec Brilliant pic 👌 😍 have a wonderful day Julie 😘

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vec

Afternoon @jadojado29 quite nice out there today after earlier showers 😊

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vec

Thank you Judy @plants

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broughgardens

😲 look at that 😃😃 fab pic

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vec

Thank you Nick @broughgardens ☺

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vec

I know I posted a photo the other day of this #rhododendron but she's bigger and more beautiful today 💖💖💖

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vec

Afternoon all. Lovely and sunny here today and the #rhododendron has opened fully 💖

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pelly

Afternoon Julie, it's gorgeous here too 😍😍😍

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bigemrg

Afternoon Julie! Love those ruffled looking pink petals!

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous 💕💖

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh we have cloud here in getting sun envy 😂😂

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vec

@pelly it's been on and off sunshine here. Nice again at the moment.

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vec

@bigemrg it's one of my favourite plants, I've had it for years but wish I hadn't lost the label as I'd love to label it under its proper name

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vec

@juliesgarden it's just a bit gorgeous isn't it 💖

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vec

@angiecrazycatlady If you've got rain, I've got rain envy 😂

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bigemrg

Oh it's really annoying when that happens! I write everything down nowadays and store it online! 😀

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pelly

Is it Ebony Pearl Julie? 😍😍😍

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jadojado29

Evening Julie @vec have had the hose on this afternoon trying to dig out for the planter still haven't got there yet. I have no idea how your getting through yours it's impossible, hoping we get some rain later 😘

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vec

Good morning all, here comes the bright pink #rhododendron 💞

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Keely

Morning Julie yours is late this year but looking like it will be gawjus though 💕💞💕

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pelly

Morning Julie, wow, what a superb colour 💖💕💖

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vec

Do you think so ? @keely I didnt think it was normally out until cunninghams white rhododendron has finished flowering

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vec

Morning Jane @pelly Thank you 😊

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daisy-jane

Morning Julie looks like it's​ going to be a beautiful show of colour when they open ❤❤❤

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vec

Afternoon Jane 🙋 @daisy-jane I don't have much pink in the garden but this one is an old favourite and a bit of a show off 💞

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Keely

Mines finished Julie and going over which is strange to say I'm North of you 😃

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vec

More buds on the #rhododendron #macro I've had a busy afternoon, have repotted 2 rhododendrons, 3 camellias, 4 Veronicas, 2 ceanothus (all pot bound) and planted the rest of the bulbs I've been accumulating. Very satisfying but had to go out for a second time for more compost 😁 Feet up time for a while

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bigemrg

Ooh look at that! All wrapped up for a spring unveiling! Well done on your gardening efforts!

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jadojado29

God Julie @vec you sound like superwoman want to come round and do mine I haven't managed to get in the garden at all this afternoon 🙁

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pelly

Wow Julie. What a busy day @vec. 😊😊

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pelly

Wow Julie. What a busy day @vec. 😊😊

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Keely

That's a good days work Julie 👍 i got loads done too but still waiting for dahlias in front to go over before daf bulbs go in could be end Oct at this rate!!! May just have to have a cull and take them out next wknd!! 😐

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vec

Thank you @rainygirl70 @bigemrg @jadojado29 and @pelly It was one of those jobs that I've been putting off in the hope that I'd get a raised beds in place this year. Those poor plants had been squashed up in the only pots I had available for over 3 years with all the house moves. Now I've planted some of the bigger plants I had nice roomy ones going spare ☺

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vec

@Keely I'm going to chance the dahlias and leave them in with a mulch of 🐎 💩 💩💩 Sounds like lots of us have been busy bees today

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Keely

@vec its worth a try, i did same one year and some came back some didn't. i need space still got perennials to go in before I put spring bulbs n plants in, i have to swop wallflowers n bulbs for dahlias each year but got so many plants this year seriously running out of border 😀😀😀

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juliesgarden

Wow you have been busy , I've "lost" (err put in a safe place and now lost )my secateurs , so couldn't do jobs I wanted too 😂😂

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Debrasmith160661

Well done love you should sleep 😴 well tonight @vec

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That's a lot of ✅ off the list, well done! 👍🏼@vec and me neither Suzie @jadojado29 but hopefully tomorrow! And 😂😂 Julie - I did that the other day with my hand fork! Still haven't found it! @juliesgarden

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vec

Isn't it gorgeous #rhododendron Shame the flowering season is so short

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bigemrg

It certainly is gorgeous!

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clickchick

Gorgeous photo :)

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vec

Nearly there #rhododendron

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clickchick

A beauty :)

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vec

This #rhododendron needs some tlc but I have a few buds so all is not lost #pink

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clickchick

Looks a gorgeous colour Julie :)

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vec

Yes I love it too, just wish I'd kept all the plant labels. I like to know all their proper names

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vec

@clickchick

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onemanandhisspade

Is that a Lupin at the back?

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vec

It is. It didn't survive the move though :(

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brightcolours

#pink #rhododendron

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