It’s not the most common spring flower, but it’s one you’re likely to see this year due to the humid weather. Nicknamed ‘Blood Red’ the Rhododendron was originally introduced from the Himalaya, but it’s a very popular in the UK too, especially beside the seaside in Cornwall. The vibrant red petals sit beautifully in a green shrub and this plant can actually reach a height of up to 20 metres. To really thrive, the plant needs moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich, acid soil, in dappled shade, whilst the dark green leaves have hint of silver that sparkles in the sunlight. It’s a fascinating plant and one I hope we’ll see more of as the warmer weather arrives, so keep your eyes peeled when you’re out and about, but the again, it’s not too difficult to spot.