Something about hydrangeas

Gurt lush is a Bristolian expression, and I think it sums up the beauty of hydrangeas completely. I’d often seen the shrubs with their enormous flower heads but didn’t really know what they were called until a German friend told me they were Hortensies… now I always have to struggle to remember they are hydrangeas in […]



Hortensias or hydrangeas are wonderful and varied shrubs; they come in every shade from white to pink to red, or blue from the pales dawn blue to the deepest sunset mauves and purples. The flours stay on the plants, and turn beautiful paler shades and still look attractive; if you bring them indoors they dry […]