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Some of you will remember that early last summer I took eight cuttingsof R.Rose Bud having given previous ones away, seven rooted and six made it through the winter,two are more advanced than others,will show the two best ones.

The main plant is again full out in flower and pleases me a lot

Hope it cheers you up if Wednesday is as bad as forecast we will need it

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The cuttings look great I ve been trying for years to take cuttings of Rhododendrons .

What a gorgeous flower on that Rose bud such a beautiful colour too.
Thanks for cheering me up colour does cheer people up. I ve not heard the forecast yet I dread to think what we will get next its like April showers here with the winds of March and humid like the tropics.

16 May, 2017

 

what a stunning Rhoddie, love it, well done you, wish I was as greenfingered as you are. lol. although I am better and more adventurous than I used to be. lol. :O)

17 May, 2017

 

It has cheered me up,It raining here,but we do need the rain,put a lot of new plants in last week,so happy with the rain,but hope sun comes out in a few days.

17 May, 2017

 

What a stunning "mother" plant! Can understand you taking cuttings. Raining here as well, so its nice to see a bit of colour :-)

17 May, 2017

 

What a wonderful colour it couldn`t fail to cheer.

17 May, 2017

amy
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Well done " Greenfingers " you have an a lovely selection of Rhoddies ... I remember being on holiday in Ireland one year up in the hills where Rhododendrons were growing ,a couple of people were going round taking cuttings about 1ft in length , we asked what they were doing they told us they buddled them up into packs of a dozen to sell ,I'm not at all sure if it was legal or not ......

17 May, 2017

 

Another success, really, really lovely.
Yes, it is still raining down in Devon. You can blame me because I wished for it and already I have had quite enough of it!! 🌧 ☀️

17 May, 2017

 

All been said really, but agree its a beautiful shrub and very cheering.
Its not raining here but its very grey and not very warm.

17 May, 2017

 

Beautiful and yes its raining, we did need it badly but would like a break in between, is that too much to ask for...

17 May, 2017

 

Wonderful colour & so prolific. Those cuttings look good & strong too.
I'm so pleased we had all that rain - we really needed it. What was Weds forecast then as that's today & it's quite pleasant if a bit damp & the sun is trying to break thru.

17 May, 2017

 

It really is a lovely Rhododendron Brian. I've never tried to take cuttings from a Rhody. But then I've never wanted to propagate them. But you have a real knack for it :)

17 May, 2017

 

Beautiful shade of pink Brian and you certainly have a way with cuttings - those plants look really healthy - some rain here today in Shropshire but we have had a lovely sunset - hopefully a good gardening day tomorrow - Jane

17 May, 2017

 

Wednesday was as bad as forecast but with your lovely blog I can put it all behind me.
its been lovely today so we went for a bimble on the Bonneville instead of tackling all the weed seedlings.

I love rhoddies but my soil is too alkaline :o(

18 May, 2017

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