Thursday, 23 July 2015

22 July : Hydrangea

Peninsula Square, Winchester

Let's have a hydrangea moment.
Look over there. Yes there.
That is Hydrangea 'Annabelle'.

It makes me feel a bit swoony.
All those lovely creamy heads against the brickwork.

It probably looks boring for the rest of the year.
But right now it is perfection.


  1. Ooh, what good value they are in terms of flower heads! I have just seen some intriguing pointy ones at Tatton Park on BBC2...

    1. Please do not tempt me with pointy ones - I can feel myself falling into a deep pit of hydrangea obsession and I have not got the room for any more. .

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    1. It's an age thing - you are younger than me. The revelation will come.

  3. Also saw some interesting Hydrangeas on the Tatton Show TV prog - James Wong was doing the PR for these plants, pointing out that there is a flower head type for all tastes and sensibilities.

    1. Christopher Lloyd writes very amusingly about Hydrangea snobbery: '[Lacecaps] are the only types worth growing, according to the sensitive (but self-conscious) man of taste.' The Well-Tempered Garden.


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