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This really is the lot for now.

This is after 5 years in the pot, so makes it about 8 years and will do a couple more before planting out,which is what i do if i can’t lift the pot any more out it goes into the ground.

Some members are unsure about growing these in pots,they are fine providing you are prepared to water them whenever the compost is dry to the touch

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This is rhododendron Rosebud close up and from a distance


Probably my favorite of all of them now 30 + years old and the label is lost and my brain wont work. possible in the middle of the night i will remember

Put these in in case you think I grow nothing other than Rhododendrons

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Wonderful...can't believe how many you have! Love your all time fave and the white one with the dark marroon splodge. As for Crystal Fountain....what a Clematis! Shame that it has decided to go on strike in this garden! I brought if from my old garden and boy, it is not happy about the move! On top of that, I moved it AGAIN last year in desperation to find somewhere it will flower.....and now it's even worse!! Still alive though, so there's hope!

8 May, 2011

 

btw, you're absolutely right about the rhodos in pots. I've seen some horrible disasters with yellowing things in pots that haven't been watered in weeks! It's a shame really as they are actually ideal for large pots as the roots are very ball-like in habit aren't they.....If we ever move I shall dig mine out and pot them up in dustbins and take them with me!

8 May, 2011

 

Gosh your garden is an absolute dream at the moment with all that colour, don`t think I could pick a favorite they are all gorgeous. I`ve never tried growing them but sure are tempted seeing your display....

8 May, 2011

 

Very nice pictures.

8 May, 2011

 

Like the rhodos but love the Crystal Fountain.

8 May, 2011

 

Stunning but the best and my favourite has got to be Jamie in amongst all.

8 May, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Stroller it is something special,that one thrives where many other clematis in the garden fail,i think they like Alkaline soil and of course mine is Acid.
If you look closely you would see nearly all the petals are discoloured towards edge caused by strong wind earlier in the week bruising them
Karen The White one with a dark splodge is enormous must be 12-14 feet high and is pruned every year, its the only one in the garden that layers itself down in the litter
Its a form of R. Catawbiense i believe,probably Woolworths around 1970.lol

8 May, 2011

 

b rian they are all stuning ................... you shud open your garden for all to see ................ had mine in a pot 4 a while , then planted it out, its flowered and they are lovely , but something bin chewing the leaves

8 May, 2011

 

Some beauties there Brian :-)

8 May, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Sixpence
he is never far away,I think plants are considered competition for my attention.

8 May, 2011

 

I've just rambled through both your blogs and think I've od'd - feel quite light-headed. In a way I'm glad I don't have acid soil as I would never be able to select my favourites from these beauties. So I'll put both of these blogs on my faves so I can dip in whenever I want.

9 May, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Dee that is a compliment indeed,pleased they gave you enjoyment.
Karen
Think i would need a 10 ton truck to move some of mine ,They are there until the day they die.
The quarter of an acre of land they are on has separate deeds from the house deeds and if in ten years I can no longer cope I will give it to my lovely neighbour whose house also backs on to it,in return for providing me with my Jamie

9 May, 2011

 

Wonderland.........and Jamie looks like the master of all he surveys. Bless him. I do so envy you your acid soil, not that I could even dream of creating a garden as spell binding as yours. Heres to the next 20 odd years of pleasure in your garden.

10 May, 2011

 

breath taking colours brian and jamie is enjoying it all to, bless :o)

11 May, 2011

 

Is it maybe Virginia Richards, I will now try them in pots as well. I must say your rhodos are a delight, mine are about 8yrs old. Now for Glowing Ember & Elizabeth will go into pots, as I do not have any more space as well.
Thx. 4 the show.

12 May, 2011

 

These are really beautiful Brian (especially the brown and white one!!!) and I love the white with the splodge, reminds me of Glory of Littleworth which Ive always wanted..but this one would do just as well! Of all the compliments Ive had for my garden, I can only say folks, Brian, yours is a hundred times better! Its my idea of a secret, dream garden.

25 May, 2011

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