It has been 2 years since I planted my deciduous azalea (red kosas)
Here's when it went in 2 years ago, gosh it all looks so bare.
Well it imeediately begain to suffer from mildew and I thought it was a gonner but I nursed it through.
Last year the Spring was so cold so late that it just didn't flower at all, but luckily no sign of mildew so I was relieved about that.
So it was with great excitement that I have been waiting for it to show itself off in all it's glory and my long wait was finally over this week.
It is not quite all open but it is quite a spectacle, such a rich colour and it draws the eye everywhere you are in the garden.
Not sure a photo can possibly do it justice but I just wanted to share it with you.
Other things I have done today are to plant my gladioli bulbs which were already sending out roots in their paper bag. I have actually moved my small camellia from the back garden to the front, I realised that I had planted it in the wrong place as it would become overcrowded once it grew and now I have the large new bed in the front thought it was better to move it now before it starts to grow over the summer. So the gladioli have gone in where that was. I have no memory at all what sort I got, but I think there are two sorts, a red and a white. Time will tell.
That's all for today.
Thanks for all the hedge suggestions, it is on the back burner while I mull it over and decide exactly what I will do with the whole front garden.