Hydrangeas, Bennetts Avenue

While most of us would rather it stopped raining, Greenford’s hydrangeas are relishing the wet weather. They can survive drought but don’t flourish in it and this year they are putting on quite a display. These stalwarts of the suburban garden are not popular with everyone – Madonna hates hydrangeas – but they are often the last shrub to be uprooted as front gardens give way to concrete. The soil in Greenford is mostly acidic so it’s quite surprising that so many here are pink rather than blue with a range of beautiful shades in between. Occasionally you will find a white one, and there are mopheads as well as lacecaps.

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One thought on “Hydrangeas, Bennetts Avenue

  1. carole on said:

    these hydrangeas could well be over 30-40 years old, but what beautiful specimens. another unusual observation about your photo… it’s sunny!!

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