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RHODODENDRONS IN OCTOBER 99,  THE SPRING TIME MONTH



 
 
 
 
 

Photos by Gay Klok taken in the country garden
 
 
 


 

This is a close-up of Rhododendron "Naomi" which has a green throat and is one of the lovliest of the Rhododendrons blooming in mid season
 
 


 
 

The bottom Rhododendron walk, snake bark Acer on the left beyond the amber flowers of "Alison Johnson' .    At the back you can see the Man fern walk with a crab apple in the very back of the photo
 
 


 
 

A close up of a Rhododendron "Snow Peak" that you will  pass by walking through the Rhododendron gardens
 
 
 


 
 
 

Rhododendrons in the apple tree walk.   In the photo you may see the Rhododendron "Countess of Haddington" an old hybrid now but with a most wonderful perfume.   The apple trees are in bloom and, on the left the last flowers of a Magnolia
 
 
 


 

This is a photo of the path you take to the two Rhododendron walks, the Rhododendron is an Australian hybrid, Mt Everest
 
 
 


 

We are getting closer to Mt Everest and it is much easier walking in the garden than actually climbing the mountain!
 
 


 
 

Close-up of the lovely thing.  This Rhododendron is about 6 ft tall and will probably never get taller but will get wider and wider.  Last year we pruned some branches off to keep it within bounds of its allotted space and as you can see, the cutting has not done it any harm
 
 
 


 
 

This is a New Zealand Rhododendron from the Homeslee garden.   We bought tiny plants back, which were quarantined for 5 months [lost two] and now the three plants that survived are reaching their prime.
 
 


 

View looking past the orange barked Sorbus to an Acer tree with its Spring lime green leaves and another Countess of Haddington.  The pink blooms on the left is another NZ Rhododendron and I will show you the unusual flowers next article, when they have come out properly
 
 


 

The white peacock enjoys all the white flowers of mid Spring time
 
 


 
 


 
 

Pink Wisteria taken through the window because outside it is pouring with rain.   Above it is the unusual white Wisteria venusta.  I first saw this Wisteria in the beautiful garden at Bodnant in Wales and was lucky enough to find a plant for sale in Tasmania
 

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