From Colin's Waihi garden after a light spring shower...
Rhododendron 'Mrs J.P. Lade' bursting into bloom in Colin's October Waihi garden, New Zealand
Loads of buds ready to come forth...
Bud detail from Bill's October Waihi garden, New Zealand
A single flower out in Bill's Waihi Garden
Massing of lilac blooms in Colin's Waihi garden
In full flush eleven days later
A mass of bloom
In Anne's early November garden in Waihi, NZ