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LATE SPRING GARDEN
 
 
 

RHODODENDRONS and other SPRING FLOWERS

Photos taken in the country garden by Gay Klok during November 1999
 
 
 


 
 


 
 

The November garden is full of fresh green leaves and Rhododendrons, a beautiful time of the year
 
 


 

There are the Tree Paeonia that are of such fleeting beauty but worth it
 
 


 
 


 
 

Slow to start growing the Peony will live for many years.  They like a good feed of animal manure now and again but are mostly disease free
 
 


 
 

I don't know if you can see him but Kees is standing in front of the old Rhododendron "White Pearl" - on the right of the picture.   Next time I will tell him to wave a red handkerchief - I think it is 18ft tall x 24ft wide
 
 


 
 

here is another garden ornament, the lead sculpture "Cupid" looks at himself in one of the old coppers little pools
 
 


 
 

You can see Kees a little better in this photo in which he is admiring the Kolwitzia "Chinese Beauty Bush"
 
 


 
 

Closeup of the Beauty Bush which flowers for a long time.   An old fashioned plant, it is easy to grow and looks lovely in a vase.   This one is really a pale pink
 
 


 

Another old fashioned plant, Weilgelia will give you two shows - in Spring and again in Autumn
 
 


 
 
 

Old fashioned Rhododendron "Alice" which was pruned quite heavily last year because the blooms were so heavy they bent the branches down to the ground.   It didn't seem to mind
 
 


 
 

The broom in flower near the garden gate, its unusual perfume greeting our visitors
 
 
 


 
 
 


 

The white peafowl comes to say goodbye
 
 

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