Early Hydrangeas at RHS Wisley – a tour through the meandering paths on Battleston Hill

We are definitely coming into Hydrangea season and I'll go back through my own back catalogue for the best collection of stories and images on this diverse group. I'll start with a tour from RHS Wisley in August 2015 - and see what else I can find to add to the mix.   If you…

Early Hydrangeas at RHS Wisley – a tour through the meandering paths on Battleston Hill

If you go down to the woods today, there are a lot of Hydrangeas to see - the collection at RHS Wisley is excellent although many fine specimens have either lost their name plates entirely, or these are so overgrown by the verdant foliage as to be lost all the same. These I have not…

Hydrangeas and the Art of Dying Gracefully

Hydrangeas can offer us hard pressed gardeners a garden plant with a very long period of interest. The bold leaves can be quite architectural and many offer up a few fiery tints come autumn-time. The flowers are long-lasting and very importantly, can die well, gently decaying over the course of a long autumn and into…