Thursday, 9 June 2016

Rhododendrons

We are fortunate enough to live near Arrowe Park on The Wirral, Cheshire, and one of its many attributes is a collection of Rhododendrons.  These photos were taken on 29th May when the flowers were at their peak.














10 comments:

  1. I wish my rhodos would do so well. I seem to kill them!!

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  2. Are these native in England? Richard and I were just in the North Georgia mountains and we saw the rhododendrons and they look just like the ones you have showed us here! (They just finished blooming but on the walk up to Brasstown Bald which is a higher elevation, we saw some still blooming!!)

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    1. No Kay, they were introduced from China and the Himalayas a few centuries ago but they like our soil and climate and grow wild in places.

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    2. No Kay, they were introduced from China and the Himalayas a few centuries ago but they like our soil and climate and grow wild in places.

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  3. Those are so beautiful! They remind me of the azaleas here, they bloom for such a short time but oh! how gloriously they do it!

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  4. I'm sure that I must have walked in Arrowe Park but I can't recall doing so.

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  5. They are impressive, very, very beautiful, somehow sturdy and delicate at the same time.

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  6. They're gorgeous....wish they grew here.

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  7. Lovely pictures. Ours are just coming out in Castle Grounds. Lots of the bushes were burnt out a couple of years ago as they were encroaching and choking many of the other trees in the grounds. However, most are growing back again. They really look quite beautiful as you approach Stornoway on the ferry. Sorry you are both going to miss them this year - perhaps next year....?

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  8. How gorgeous! People keep telling me how nice the Wirral is but I have never been there. It is something i really should address!

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