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04/10/2007


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HYDRANGEA - Thank you for understanding, Boastfulness, Heartlessness

At this time of year in my garden the hydrangea looks at its best, it seems to thrive with neglect, as it grows in the driest patch of ground and never gets watered, it lives on rain water alone, which I suppose this year it has had rather a lot of.

In most species the flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), can be blue, red, pink, or purple. In these species the exact colour often depends on the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple.

4 comments:

Suzie Sews said...

georgeous!

Gigibird said...

I love Hydrangeas - especially when they were unfashionable - now of course they are back in fashion.
I had loads in my old garden but have yet to get some for here - only a matter of time......

threadspider said...

This one is such a glorious colour. I am bigger fan now than I used to be after a visit to Hillier Arboretum near Romsey this summer. They were wonderful there.

Hayling Angel said...

Fabulous colour those big blousy blooms. Mine have been bluey pink but this year were as blue as blue and yes seem to thrive on neglect, no watering and crammed in a corner they seemed to love it. At the moment though the florets have turned a smokey sage green with purple edges, how come, I find that quite amazing, I guess it might be the time to cut and dry.