autumn colours colours garden photography gardening gardens open to the public National Garden Scheme NGS ornamental trees and shrubs Powis shrubs

Hydrangeas at The Dingle Garden

The Hydrangeas at the Dingle Nursery’s Garden shone out in the darker shadier woodland sections. I am a bit particular when it comes to Hydrangeas as I like the delicately shaped and coloured lacecaps but few of the mopheads which I find too blousey. I like individual paniculatas too but again not the blousey ones. In this series of photographs all the Hydrangeas are lacecaps with the exceptions of two which are of a Hydrangea paniculata and one mophead has sneaked in as I just couldn’t believe how bright the blue colour was.

The beauty of the lacecaps is the variety of different shaped and coloured flowers and bracts that appear together on the same shrub.

These next two photographs are of the creamy pyramidal flower heads of the Hydrangea paniculata.

Finally to show that I don’t wish to upset those gardeners who love the mopheads here is that blue bloom.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

4 replies on “Hydrangeas at The Dingle Garden”

Thank you, thank you. It is winter here in New England, and there isn’t a flower to be seen anywhere. Love those beautiful hydrangeas.

Comments are closed.