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Is this a weed?

Question from Mike Craigie

In forum: Identify a plant

I had thought this was a rhododendron going mad but looking again the cross-section of the shoots is almost bamboo-like(?)
Growing 6ft plus and not overly-attractive - there was a rhododendron in front I think but you’ll see that’s gone woody and probably dead tbh
Any help appreciated!

  • Posted: Sat. 6th February 2021 09:57

Re: Help Identifying these plants

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Abigail, some useful suggestions from our social media followers:

"Looks like:
1 an azalea
2 euonymus silver queen in the background and a rose with blackspot in front
3 Jasminum nudiflorum winter jasmine"

"2 is a type of euonymous, 3 is winter jasmine. ( I think)"

"1 is a rhododendron.
2 hellebore leaf in hand with euonymus emerald gaiety in the background.
3 is jasmine."

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Thu. 20th August 2020 08:38

Re: Plants for a north facing covered area

Message from Jeremy Cridland

In forum: Container gardening

How about a Rhododendron? Or for something more radical - move the pots against the wall either side and add some trellis up the side and over the top and plant honeysuckle in both pots to trail up and around to create a scented arbour/reading area?

  • Posted: Fri. 14th August 2020 13:50


Tip from marlyn

In forum: Green gardening

my dwarf rhododendron has become very leggy, little or no new growth from base

  • Posted: Sat. 2nd May 2020 15:03

Re: What is is this please?

Message from Vivien Hirst

In forum: Identify a plant

Sorry, not a rhododendron. This is an oleander.

  • Posted: Mon. 6th April 2020 11:53

Re: Who is still selling plants online and delivering them?

Message from David Millais (Millais Nurseries)

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

Millais Nurseries are, they have a huge range of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, they also sell Magnolia's, Camellias and Acers. Their website is https://www.rhododendrons.co.uk

  • Posted: Sun. 5th April 2020 09:47

Re: What is is this please?

Message from Tina Marshall

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks guys! I hadn't even considered Rhododendron. I don't garden on acidic soil myself so Rhodos are off my radar! Anyway I will see what the flowers look like when they emerge and I'm sure it will confirm that you're right.
Thanks again,
Tina x

  • Posted: Sat. 4th April 2020 21:04

Re: What is is this please?

Message from Mrs. S. M. Bentley

In forum: Identify a plant

I wondered Rhododendron family from view of leaf.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th April 2020 14:48

Re: What is is this please?

Message from Kevin Foreman

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like a member of the rhododendron family to me

  • Posted: Thu. 2nd April 2020 18:31

Does anybody know this plant?

Photo from Cathryn Barr

In forum: Identify a plant

Saw this in the grounds of Windsor Castle - some type of Rhododendron?

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd November 2019 10:50

Re: Help

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Is that a camellia bush? They look like cushion scale or cottony camellia scale. Despite their name, they also feed on holly, euonymus, star jasmine, and rhododendron. Though annoying, and their secretions can attract sooty mould (a fungus), they don't usually affect the vigour of the plant. You can spray them off with water or wipe them off. If heavily infested, you can used an insecticide but this is not recommended when a plant is in flower as the insecticide might kill off bees and other beneficial insects.
Best of luck,
Kathy N

  • Posted: Wed. 10th April 2019 19:38

Re: Azalea Simsil

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Technically speaking azaleas are rhododendrons and there are the florist azaleas, which are not suppose to be hardy out doors, but not knowing how cold you get, it would be hard to advise you on the hardiness.

  • Posted: Fri. 27th October 2017 17:03

Azalea Simsil

Question from Charlotte Harmer

In forum: Identify a plant

In the summer I bought an Azalea Simsil from the local garden centre but there's no information on it.

Does anyone know anything about this plant? I googled it and only found reference to Rhododendron Simsii or indoor Azalea so I went back to the garden centre to see if they'd mislabelled. All the others were also labelled 'simsil' too.

So, anyone got any clues please?????

  • Posted: Fri. 27th October 2017 11:13

Re: Identification

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Karen, a few possibilities discussed on our social media

"Could it be a rhododendron?"
"I think it looks like a rhododendron also, but I can't see the stem so can't be certain"
"Looks a bit like avocado. Not sure though."
"Could it be some type of Pieris? P. japonica or P. formosa. The leaves look very big though..."

I hope this helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd October 2017 09:57

It thinks its Spring?

Message from Steve

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi again,
Yes its definitely looking like a dwarf rhododendron now, the trouble is that the buds are starting to break out already. Is this 'normal' or would it be because this was taken from a hot dry south facing area where it was almost dead and put in a pot in semi shade (6 months ago). I also noticed some winter bulbs coming up, it has been a very wet and colder than normal July & August but not winter-like. I cant see how these buds will last through until next spring.

  • Posted: Tue. 15th August 2017 12:35

Black soot on leafs

Question from john

In forum: Rhododendron bud blast

My Rhododendron got black soot or powder on the leaves the bush is covered in this black soot.
What can I do I have notice new green growth has started to show with out me doing anything to it.

Thanks john sorry I don't have photos

  • Posted: Tue. 20th June 2017 13:39

Rhododendron hedge from cuttings and sloped garden

Question from Rebecca Cameron

In forum: New to gardening

Hi I'm a pretty novice gardener and about to move into a house with a large over grown garden on a slope. It is dominated by 2 huge rhododendron bushes about half way up the slope. I was wondering if I could take loads of cuttings from the to use as a hedge and then remove what's left to create a lawned area for the children to play on. So.. is this a reasonable plan re: hedge? And how would I go about it and would it cause a big drainage issue.. the rest of the "grassy area is moist and covered in moss. Any help appreciated thanks

  • Posted: Sun. 7th May 2017 01:13

Re: Help with my Rhododendron Problem Please

Message from Thomas Stone

In forum: General

Could you take a close up pic of the underside of the leaf as well please also a little history onsite where it's growing too

  • Posted: Wed. 26th April 2017 03:59

Help with my Rhododendron Problem Please

Question from Peabrain

In forum: General

I have a rhododendron which flowered profusely last year,
but i think it may have developed a virus.
I would like some help in identifying the virus( if it is actually one)
and a possible cure please?

  • Posted: Sat. 15th April 2017 10:44

Re: Rhododendron Problem

Message from Peabrain

In forum: General

This is the Rhododendron in question

  • Posted: Sat. 15th April 2017 10:39