I can't believe how many plants have burst into bloom while I have been away at the show for the past four days. It was hard to choose one for my vase today.
I decided on this rhododendron, but I'm afraid I don't know its name. (If you do please tell me).
I have just caught it in time as some of the flowers are starting to droop. It's a really large shrub now and dominates a steep bank in my garden.
It looks very blousy at first glance, with its large heads of flowers, but close-up the blooms are very delicate. I love the crinkled edges to the petals and the pretty green flecking.
In Scotland I understand Glendoick Gardens is the place to go. They apparently have five Rhododendron groups, which make up two National Collections.
Let me know where your favourite collections are.