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Rhododendrons at Manderley and Menabilly

Daphne du Maurier with Rhododendrons

Daphne du Maurier with Rhododendrons in the grounds of Menabilly

Earlier this month, The Conversation* published an article called The Secret World of Rhododendrons: a plant more ancient than the Himalayas that inspired fables and stories around the world.  It was written by Richard Milne at The University of Edinburgh.  It proved to be a fascinating article, and I realise there is so much I did not know about this ancient shrub.  Rhododendrons always make me think of Daphne du Maurier and her most famous novel, Rebecca, and indeed, the author of this article included a reference to it

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