North Wales Diary Discussion: North Wales Diarist and AGS books in International Rock Gardener
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The IRG for June contains a mix of plants, places and contributors from Wales via China and the Czech Republic to Denmark and South America.
"The star of the show among the alpines this month has definitely been Rhododendron lowndesii, a diminuitve stoloniferous Himalayan rhododendron that has gradually spread to dinner plate size in a partially shaded crevice bed where the soil is not particularly rich in organic matter..... "
By jove, you can say that again - a STAR indeed. Most of us would consider ourselves fortunate to have a couple of flowers on a scruffy plant of this most charming of the tiny rhododendrons. You are blessed to have such a plant !
While I am a little doubtful that the Abelia would thrive up here - if you were to strike some cuttings - I would be very grateful to try one....... (she said, in shameless begging mode!)