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.

6 comments:

  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...

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    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.

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  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.

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    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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