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Rhododendrons at Nymans Gardens

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There is a fine selection of Rhododendrons at Nymans Gardens, a National Trust property since 1953, some of which I had the pleasure of seeing yesterday.

Some were very mature specimens, others in their infancy and in so many different shades.

I hope you enjoy them too …

They really were a delight to see on such a sunny morning.

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Beautiful Shirley. I think the first and last ones are my favourites. :)

16 May, 2018

 

The orange one is my favourite , but they are all beautiful

16 May, 2018

 

I couldn't choose a favourite as they are all so lovely. A few weeks ago I was at St Faith's Crematorium where they have the most beautiful gardens & I couldn't help noticing a most striking dwarf one called, I believe, Rhodo Red & Gold, it had bright red trumpet shaped flowers with bold yellow variegated leaves.
I so wish I had acidic soil.

16 May, 2018

 

Thanks ladies ... so pleased we went yesterday as today has been quite dull and breezy ... no two days are the same!

16 May, 2018

 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful spectacle with us all Shirley. I rather like the young ones best. Well, everything has to grow ! Yes Gnarly, where the Blueberries are easy to grow in Dorset the soil is acidic.

16 May, 2018

 

Wow, a spectacular sight. Love the orange one but wouldn't say no to any of them lol. Looks a lovely place to visit.

17 May, 2018

 

They are gorgeous. I spotted one at my workplace and am thinking of taking a cutting. Would I be able to take a cutting now or should I wait until it's finished flowering?

17 May, 2018

 

Breathtaking it has been a really good year for them, so I believe.

17 May, 2018

 

What a display,Shirley..and like others,I couldn't choose a favourite..well,if I was forced ,I think I would choose the White one ,in your first photo..but only if my arm was twisted :o) x

17 May, 2018

 

Absolutely stunning the white and orange are my favourites thank you for sharing .

17 May, 2018

 

Gorgeous aren't they, don't see them growing around her as they don't like our soil but I do always admire them and have a longing to try, my favourites are the white and lilac ones, although they are all stunning. lovely to see your pics Shirley, thankyou for sharing..

18 May, 2018

 

Thanks everyone for viewing this blog.

Lisa, the RHS recommend taking cuttings in early summer or autumn.

18 May, 2018

 

Lincs a wooden tub with Ericaceous compost and feeding will give you the Rhododendrons you seek, I would say
to put it in a shady place in your garden.

18 May, 2018

 

Stunning colours.

Nymans is well worth a visit. The gardens are wonderful and the ruined house is a striking feature.

18 May, 2018

 

Thank you Shirley Tulip

21 May, 2018

 

You're welcome Lisa ... :o)

22 May, 2018

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