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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Hydrangea Petiolaris

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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awomanonabike

#white #hydrangea-petiolaris

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darroch

Nice photo - yours looks lovely and healthy- mine’s suffered from dry weather this spring.

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awomanonabike

Thanks Darroch. Mine has a bit too, and a very late frost but you can’t tell as I cropped the brown bits off 🙄😉😂 @darroch

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awomanonabike

16 Sep 2019 • I was at the top of a very high ladder so I could cut this #hydrangea-petiolaris and pull it out from under the barn roof, but something had got there before me. No idea what. Mice?! Any ideas anyone? 🐭 🍃

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lesliecole49

Hmmm 🤔 what eats hydrangeas?

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awomanonabike

Weird isn’t it Leslie. Whatever it is it’s just nibbled the leaves not the stems and only at the very top 🤔🤔 @lesliecole49

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joanboston

Birds perhaps? Pigeons?

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awomanonabike

🤔 We do have a couple of pigeons. Why would they just take them from the top? 😉 I suppose the roof and gutter gives them somewhere to stand 🤔 Weird! @joanboston

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joanboston

They will be the most tender!

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awomanonabike

Of course! They’ve already massacred my new wallflowers 😢 @joanboston

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joanboston

They are a nuisance been attacking my hollyhock seedlings

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awomanonabike

Oh no! How are you protecting them? @joanboston

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joanboston

A bit of netting over them till they get a bit bigger Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

Should have done that to my wallflowers 🙈 @joanboston

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awomanonabike

16 Apr 2019 • I love how fresh the leaves are on this #hydrangea-petiolaris 💚

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MudCakeswine

I am thinking of a climbing hydrangea lovely to see the colour

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awomanonabike

It’s a lovely climber Sarah, and self-clinging too so you don’t have to go to all the bother of a trellis or wires 👍 Welcome to GardenTags @MudCakeswine

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sieveheadsarah

Mines looking lush this year too, can't wait for it to flower 😀👍🏼

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awomanonabike

30 Aug 18 • Had a bit of a tidy up. Mainly cutting back the flowered shoots so we can get through the door!

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TeresaH

Looks good. Is this one evergreen?

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, it's huge, how big is it @awomanonabike 😀

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awomanonabike

No Teresa this loses its leaves, but they look lovely before they fall 🍂 @TeresaH

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awomanonabike

If I left it it would go over the roof...It’s at least 15’ high as it is. @sieveheadsarah

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kez001uk

That’s amazing! Has it grown 15’ this season?

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rachelbrooks

That’s fabulous! 💚

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pelly

Sounds like you had a busy day Jacqueline 👍👍

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awomanonabike

No Kerry, it must be about 25 years old but it does try to put on at least a couple of feet every year! @kez001uk

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel. You’ll be able to tell if it is for real soon 😊😊😊 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I’ve been away Jane and the garden is definitely getting away from me now 😱 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

I have no doubt it is 😘

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

8 Jun 2018 • Now this is in flower I remember its unusual perfume Rachel - fruity and earthy. It’s also buzzing with #bees @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Perfect!

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pelly

Gorgeous 😍😍

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awomanonabike

The flowers really are like little stars 🌟 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

It is flowering incredibly well this year Jane. Perhaps because I had to cut half of it down last year 🤔 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Aren’t they?! I love them!

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awomanonabike

They do have an odd perfume though don’t they 🤔 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It’s different but I quite like it. Like an old fashioned cologne...

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awomanonabike

Today I decided it was a bit like elderflower @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I can’t remember what elderflower smells like...🤔 I should. My Nana used to collect them all the time!

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awomanonabike

A bit like hydrangea petiolaris 🙄😬 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I knew you were gonna say that!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

4 Jun 2018 • Some plants I take for granted. This is one, but it’s really rather lovely 💚

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sieveheadsarah

It's lovely, but you've aged us all by 10 years 😂🤔😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂😂 ...quick edit. Phew! @sieveheadsarah

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pelly

I’ve put this on my wish list earlier today 👍👍

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plxaer

How long did it take to grow this big?😊

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susanhumphrey333

How lovely Jacqueline. Plenty of room for it there. Mine is on the front of the house and it really needs to go 😒

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rachelbrooks

That’s a lovely specimen! Yes, how old is it? 🤔 mine has taken nearly ten years just to reach the top of the fence panel! 🙄

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awomanonabike

Good choice Jane @pelly

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awomanonabike

Hi Maria, It was here when we moved in 20 years ago. It gets a heavy prune every so often when it tries to grow inside the barn 😂 @plxaer

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel. More than 20 years I’m afraid. They do like rain... 😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sue. That’s a shame. They are really good for covering a wall - but only if there are no windows 😂 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Well mine is in the damp shady corner so it should suit it perfectly. To be fair, it has sped up a bit the last couple of years. I knew I was in for the long haul! 🙄😂

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awomanonabike

Just 👌🏼 #beautyindecay

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awomanonabike

Of course I haven't got round to trimming off the spent flowers... I think they are rather lovely though. (It is #hydrangea-petiolaris - there is a typo in the GT library).

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awomanonabike

Is there a way of editing/correcting the plant entries @teamgardentags ?

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gailybob

Don't know about climbing ones, but I aways leave my heads on until the frosts have passed. I think i read its something about protecting the new buds..... @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Sounds good to me. The RHS says to prune back by removing flower heads immediately after flowering but I rarely do and it is doing fine @gailybob

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rachelbrooks

I always leave them on...I think they're lovely like this!

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brightcolours

Unfortunately there's no way to edit a plant entry after creation. 😕

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awomanonabike

Hmm! That's a bit annoying isn't it? @brightcolours

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brightcolours

Yup! @ukgardentags

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awomanonabike

There should also be a "don't like" button 😉 @brightcolours

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brightcolours

And a "WOW" button!! 😳

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awomanonabike

Haha! Yes, definitely Katie @brightcolours

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