Great excitement in the garden this Spring. Firstly, our beautiful yellow Himalayan Rhododendron was the best it has ever been this March with perhaps fifteen blooms.
However, two years ago we discovered another Himalayan Rhododendron that had been consumed by the common Ponticum, so we gave it some air and light and what a reward. Truly unusual flowers that are more like a crown on trumpets and with wonderful throat markings and bright green stamens.
And, then as if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, another one, hidden in the Secret Garden has also bloomed for the first time! It really is the most stunning colour.
If you are coming to our St Luke’s Open Garden day on Sunday 19 May 2 – 5pm make sure you don’t miss these two beauties.