Ready to bloom!
Rhododendrons ready to burst into bloom at Cragside Gardens in Northumbria
Hydro power rules!
Bob and Alison astride the bridge at Cragside - the gardens renowned for their Rhododendrons and other stunning shrubs were the first in the UK to use hydro power, hence the fast flowing river below.
How to ident the good guys!
Bob Flowerdew and the National Trust's Alison Pringle get up close to an early flowering Rhododendron at Cragside. Its ornate flowers means it is not the dreaded Ponticum variety