When we arrived at Kirklands over 40 years ago there were a one or two established rhododendrons. Since then we have added a few every year. Dwarf ones on the rockery and larger ones in the woodland garden. All purchased from Gendoick of course, all fully hardy and chosen for our climate in west Fife, which can be more harsh than other parts of Scotland. We have tried to extend the flowering season from February onwards to give a colourful display throughout the spring and summer, but especially in April, May and June. Unfortunately occasionally some of the early flowering ones do suffer from frost damage, but they’re still worth growing. In May they are surrounded by bluebells, Meconopsis, Trillums and Hellebores and well worth a visit.