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Growing Old Gracefully

AndrewR

By AndrewR

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While some flowers are unattractive when they grow old (grey achilleas, or white flowers turning brown), others improve with age. Hydrangeas keep their good looks for many months.

Back in June, hydrangea serrata ‘Preziosa’ carried balls of pink flowers

Now they are crimson

The lacecaps of hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ have changed from blue

To pink

While the pristine whiteness of hydrangea ‘Lanarth’

Has taken on pinks and greens

I would always make room for at least one hydrangea in the garden for this graceful aging.

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They are still looking very nice, especially Lanarth.

My blue mophead which has flowered magnificently is unattractive at the moment, though the others are OK. Annabelle is turning delicate green and the lacecaps are still pretty. The erstwhile red mophead which suddenly after about 10 years decided to be deep purple is sort of half and half. Looks as though here at least the lacecaps are a better bet for this time of year.

4 Sep, 2014

 

Such good value plants....

4 Sep, 2014

 

You can't get much better doers than your hydrangeas Andrew, look great.

4 Sep, 2014

 

My bluebird (in the pot)is also pink now, Andrew. You have some lovely ones.

5 Sep, 2014

 

I agree Andrews definately worth a place in any garden.

5 Sep, 2014

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