Sunday puzzler: April 16

Happy Easter and my apologies for the lack of posts for the past week. Things have been busy to put it mildly. But, with a bit more effort, posts will be more regular now.

But, a different puzzle for this Easter Sunday.

Can you work out the reason for this rather low-growing rhododendron? It looks like a ‘Yak’ (Rhododendron yakushimanum hybrid), but has a really prostrate habit. Can you guess why?

Is it a prostrate sport?

Is it environmental – ie. wind?

Or is it pruning?

Answer tomorrow.

In the meantime, a celebration of green:

Hostas after rain

Polygonatum with raindrops

The fresh foliage of Matteuccia struthiopteris

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments on “Sunday puzzler: April 16”

  1. derrickjknight
    April 16, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    We know you have been on the move, so we forgive you 🙂 Missed it last week, though. We suggest a prostrate sport – perhaps limbo dancing? 🙂

    • thebikinggardener
      April 16, 2017 at 10:04 am #

      Thank you – lots more upheaval to go yet. All I will say is that the habit was not the result of anything the plant itself wanted to do!

  2. joy
    April 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    good to have you back Geoff . happy Easter to you to . bit disappointed no krispy kreams this weekend fingers crossed for tomorrow lol . I will guess on environmental
    .

    • thebikinggardener
      April 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

      Thank you. Bad news about the krispy kremes! was working at the garden centre today – not overly busy but plenty of questions.

  3. Kathy Larson
    April 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    Deer?

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