Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:20
Thank you very much Berghill and Addict. Really appreciate such helpful advice.
Wouldn't know where to begin to cut back rhododendron. Feel I would ruin it if I tried. It's also nearly covering a rose bush but feel there is nothing I can do about it as Rhode is so bushy. No doubt my dad would have dealt with things years ago but I have them let them go I guess. Have a lot to learn.
Also at the side of the mock orange there is a large, wide conifer, but, it still generally grows and flowers really well. But, having said that, not all the branches actually flowered this year which ties in with what Berghill said. Learning things every day.