Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:43
Hi Mike. I have to disagree with you about the wonder of Rhododendron ponticum. There are hundreds of other Rhododendron species and thousands of cultivars from all sorts of crosses. Most of these have much more polite habits than R. ponticum, which is a major pest in woodlands, moorlands, NT estates, nature reserves and gardens all over the UK. It deserves every bit of its bad reputation.