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Rhododendron laden hillsides, Poem and Image gallery.

Rhododendron 3
Rhododendron at the Vee, County Tipperary
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Rhododendron laden hillsides

Comes ’round again,
Bringing life back to flow’rs.
Roses shall start to bloom once more,
And mighty White Oaks shall be green with leaves.
Rhododendron laden hillsides
And Lady Slippers nod:
Slowly fading


Rhododendron hills , Image Gallery

Rhododendron 1

Rhododendron 2

Rhododendron 4

Rhododendron 5

Rhododendron 6

Rhododendron 7

Rhododendron 8

10 responses

  1. What? Do they grow in the wild there, Nigel? I’ll be right over!!

    May 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes they do here in Ireland – but – its mainly as they spread out of the grounds and big gardens connected to old estate houses.

      They grow very well in mountain areas and in forests with rivers.

      Great to see the flowers a this time of the year πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  2. RMW

    Gorgeous photos

    May 24, 2014 at 6:10 am

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you – very pleased you like them and the post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  3. Lynette Mary Moon


    May 24, 2014 at 10:45 am

    • Hello Lynette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you – a pleasure to share πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  4. Beautiful plant Nigel, but there is a real effort being made in some areas now to get rid of them as an invasive species. Apparently they crowd out native plants, and don’t support any native wildlife either such as insects. They can start to completely dominate an area, and are very difficult to destroy. Hard to believe something so attractive can be so destructive.

    May 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    • Hello Aidy

      Yes I can imagine so. even though they are amazing to see in the wild – this entire hillside from the valley below to the tops of the hills is covered with them. Its just breath taking to think they all came from one or two estate gardens. Yes a big problem !!!

      May 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  5. Lovely poem, Amazing photos, Nigel! πŸ™‚

    May 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    • Hello Reese πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ very happy you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      May 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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