Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I owe my presence in Robertson to this Rhododendron

Magnificent Rhododendron at "Ranelagh House" (as it was).
I owe my presence in Robertson to this tree.
I remember my family visited Ranelagh House in September/October 1959 just after they moved to Canberra,
This Rhodo was in flower then, and it stuck in my mind (as an 11 year old).
All those years later, I moved to Robertson, on the basis that any place that could grow such great Rhodos was a good place for me to grow my plants too.
This one plant has influenced my life so much.
The sign now says "Fountaindale Grand Manor".

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