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This is the obligatory blog once a year, after walking around the garden and not knowing where to shoot next suddenly in a few short weeks they will be all gone until next year,there are few more in bud and few pics were not up to standard. Hope you enjoy

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Wow....I could get lost in your little jungle.

7 May, 2011

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Bjs
 

Jamie would guide you around

7 May, 2011

 

You wouldn't see us for days.....or until we got hungry. ;o)

7 May, 2011

 

Loved it Brian. What colour!

7 May, 2011

 

Beautiful, beautiful, so many brilliant colours.

7 May, 2011

 

all soo beautiful, absolutely stunning.

7 May, 2011

 

Such a palette of colours in your garden ... absolutely beautiful. : o )

7 May, 2011

 

Really enjoyed seeing all those stunning colours and the glimpse of your little companion......

7 May, 2011

 

Your photo's are absolutely gorgeous! Bjs. You're very talented to grow such beautiful examples, the colours are just glorious!!

7 May, 2011

 

wowwee,would love to grow these but not sure what soil they need and conditions,LOVE the white one what a beaut looks like an orchide

8 May, 2011

 

Lovely! What a collection!

8 May, 2011

 

Stunning collection you have Brian and colours galore

8 May, 2011

 

Who's got acid soil??? Not fair, Brian. I can't grow those beauties! At least you've let me enjoy yours...thank you. They must be a real joy to you at this time of year. :-))

8 May, 2011

 

They are B. If it weren't for my rhodies the garden would me almost all green at this time of year! I don't expect Brian has quite that problem being even further south than you, but wow, what colour! I love that white azalea near the top but after that I couldn't pick any favourites...they are all heavenly!

8 May, 2011

 

brian its stuning ................ love the clem growing tro the creame one !!! the orange ones are wow , got a small one last year .............. the speckerly one wow again .............. in fact WOW every thing , STUNING ................................. i have a few now now carnt wait till the grow and look like yours

8 May, 2011

 

Wow -like gardening in a sweetie shop!

9 May, 2011

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Bjs
 

Ladybug
they are not difficult to grow in a container providing you use Ericaceous Compost readily available in garden Centres and make sure they dont dry out.if you do decide to try one send me a PM and will give you a few more tips.

9 May, 2011

 

OMG, stunning photos, but please names. Love the brilliant reds & deep oranges. Give us some names, come on!!!

10 May, 2011

 

Oh how wonderful are all those, I lost a couple in the last couple of weeks despite watering them regularly

11 May, 2011

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Bjs
 

Adoons
The very last one, deep red is 'Elizabeth'
The deep orange is 'Glowing Embers' some are over 30 years old and as such I can not find the labels on about half of them.they are not so much lost as buried.

11 May, 2011

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Bjs
 

Brum. they tend not to tell you they are in trouble until its to late ,because the leaves don't collapse as they do with a much softer leaf.
i have lost two established Camellias to a very late frost we had and that did not show until the leaves started to brown several weeks later.

11 May, 2011

 

stunning pics Brian, love your garden ;o)

11 May, 2011

 

Thx. I will go hunting 4 them, so beautiful. I love blogs where gardeners put together a king of series, eg Rhodo & Azaleas like u did. I put one together of Hostas last year, we learn so much from one another.
I had Elizabeth, but it died, I think it got too wet feet, can that be.

12 May, 2011

 

Thanks for sharing those pics ....your plants are absolutely stunning.

12 May, 2011

 

they are so beautiful, wish that I lived close, you might be wondering where they are all disappearing too LOL

12 May, 2011

 

What a joy your garden is, so beautifull well done, julien.

12 May, 2011

 

Did you hear on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last night that they have found a rhododendron rootstock that will grow in alkaline soil ph up to 7.5 and have grafted the acid loving rhododendrons and azaleas onto it so now more people can grow these lovely plants in their gardens. It's a very new practice so I expect they will be very expensive.

24 May, 2011

 

That sounds promising Homebird, I will HAVE to get a bigger garden when they are readily available.
Brian, again, stunning, I love the deep rose pink and of course the luteum, with a perfume thats out of this world, pity mine is so leggy, but I wouldnt be without it.

25 May, 2011

 

I'm jealous i thought mine were beautiful but i think yours are more so

27 May, 2011

 

What lovely colours! It must be hard to be in a bad mood when you are surrounded by such heartwarming plants! It really can be the simple things in life that make you happiest.

17 Jun, 2011

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