We visit Temple Newsam on a regular basis and we always try and make sure we take a walk there when the rhododendrons are blooming. Unfortunately, we were a little early when we visited earlier this week as they seem to be only just coming into flower. I've posted many times about the rhododendrons at Temple Newsam and if you click the link to my Temple Newsam Rhododendrons post you'll see why we love visiting at this time of year.
As you can see, there's only a few shrubs starting to flower at the start of the rhododendron walk.
The flowers themselves are stunning but don't have the same impact as when you see them flowering en masse, cheek by jowl, colours clashing.
In a couple more weeks these shrubs will be walls of colour, as you can see in my earlier post.
Where the rhododendrons are a bit lacking at the moment the azaleas are stealing the show.
It can be hard to tell the difference between rhododendrons and azaleas, they're closely related and azaleas are part of the rhododendron genus, but they tend to be smaller. Many are deciduous whereas rhododendrons tend to be evergreen and azalea flowers are usually more spread out on the stems, rhododendron flowers grow in groups.
There seems to have been a bit of a population explosion at Temple Newsam Farm, as well as lots of newborn lambs there's quite a few kids too. This goat must have had twins. Isn't that the picture of contentment.
Lovely flowers - there are lots round our way. The nanny and her kids are adorable.ReplyDelete
I can see why you enjoy visiting Temple Newsom, the Rhododendrums and Azaleas are so stunning in both bright and pastel shades. The kid goats are very sweet too. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for sharing the pictures.ReplyDelete
The rhodies and azaleas are beautiful! That Mama goat looks a bit smug! "Look at what I did!" LOLReplyDelete
I love rhodies but I LOVE the photo of the goats! Baby goats!ReplyDelete
Lovely post and wonderful colourful pictures. xxReplyDelete
I do like this time of year when azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom/start to bloom.ReplyDelete
Your photographs are lovely Jo, and that last one of the goats is so sweet.
Wishing you a happy weekend.
All the best Jan
Oh my!...........you stole my heart with the goats. They reminded me of many, many years ago & our pet goat William whom we all loved & had to give up when we moved house. Ah....Temple Newsam......and aren't the azaleas beautiful. Love those apricot ones, which I think are Kurumes (not sure). Thanks for sharing & look forward to seeing more when they are fully out. Take care & hugs. BTW, raining hard here this morning, so not good so far.ReplyDelete
That's a worry for me, seeing the Azaleas that size, I have just got my first one, which is in a pot. They do look lovely.ReplyDelete
Lovely joyful post.ReplyDelete
I just love Rhododendron/azalea season. You are so right. They are spectacular when they are in full bloom. Loved your little goat family. Such a sweet picture.ReplyDelete
OMGOSH! Fantastic photos. I have never sen azaleas that are any more beautiful than those! Love the picture at the end of the 'kids'. Hugs- DianaReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers. I love seeing things beginning to bloom at this time of year :)ReplyDelete
Such pretty colours lighting up their corner. Rhododendrons seem a bit later to flower this year but we'll worth the wait.ReplyDelete
I couldn't resist a similat goat photo. We are visiting this afternoon but unfortunately the barriers are up now ,presumably for some concert or other, which spoils the view somewhat.ReplyDelete