Red is my favourite colour in Rhododendrons. Isn't this spectacular!
The ruins of the old mill provide shelter for more tender species.
It is a small world, and I was thrilled to bump into a former Royal Infirmary colleague, Anne Chambers, who is a real plant enthusiast, here beside Rhododendron fortunei, named after Robert Fortune, a nineteenth century Scottish botanist and plant hunter.
Photos © Skip Cottage