Friday, 8 October 2010

Hydrangea macrophylla - 'Bouquet Rose'

Isn't it a beauty?
Aren't l the luckiest girl ever? hehe
An early Christmas pressie from my wonderful thoughtful OH....it arrived yesterday carefully wrapped in paper and newspaper in a large parcel and looked like this when unwrapped 

a young healthy perky plant with a hand written label on the root ball......
BOUQUET ROSE....link for more info

Hydrangea macrophylla cultivation notes: Shrubby Hydrangeas prefer a humus rich soil which is well drained, ideally in half or full sun. Plant in sheltered locations away from cold winds. Cut weak stems / flower heads in spring. Best planted neutral / acid soils, mulch yearly with compost.
TypeShrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
FormRounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
SizeLarge Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
ColoursDark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
CareSome Maintenance Required
HardinessFrost hardy, Seaside Friendly
GrowthMedium Growing Plant


needs a little sheltered spot in our walled garden in one of my big zinc pots l think

Last Saturday walking to the Knit and Natter via the library l saw some Hydrangea heads asking how much was told they would have been £12 each...gasp!!
But were all needed for an arrangement already ordered
Came home and said l must buy a plant or two at that price...hehe

LUCKY ME....THANK YOU PHIL FOR BEING SO THOUGHTFUL
LOVE YOU LOTS XX

Little bit sad today too...the friends that were coming for Christmas can't make it now a Christmas family turn is theirs this years!...and l was planning such a fun time too

Oh well new plans to make and you all know how l love planning stuff hehe
Have a fabulous Friday all
Hugs xx



9 comments:

  1. What a nice gift, and looks a lovely healthy young plant. I love hydrangeas and this year have added a chemical to the soil to turn my pink hydrangea blue and various shades in between, fun!! The heads also dry well Suz so you then can have a nice display for winter.
    Sorry about your Christmas plans having to alter, am sure you will soon come up with another idea.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. How lovely Suz. I had a look at my pink one but the blooms are already past their best.
    A x

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  3. Oh yes, the hydrangea is really a beautiful flower :))

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  4. Fab colour - ericaeous compost in your pot - I think!!

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  5. Hi all..cant wait to have flowers on it they will make stunning additions to the decor and l'd like a pink and white one too hehe..greedy me
    Just hope l dont kill it hehe
    Thanks Annie..no probs..enjoy your wkend x
    Hugs All xx

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  6. Thanks Twiglet....l'll get some today decided a trip to the garden centre is on the menu for me..planning the front door pots right now hehehehe..more fun playtime x

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  7. Me encanta tu blog, te sigo.
    muxus y biquiños

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