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When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...
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? 🐭 🍃
Hmmm 🤔 what eats hydrangeas?
Weird isn’t it Leslie. Whatever it is it’s just nibbled the leaves not the stems and only at the very top 🤔🤔 @lesliecole49
Birds perhaps? Pigeons?
🤔 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
They will be the most tender!
Of course! They’ve already massacred my new wallflowers 😢 @joanboston
They are a nuisance been attacking my hollyhock seedlings
Oh no! How are you protecting them? @joanboston
A bit of netting over them till they get a bit bigger Jacqueline
Should have done that to my wallflowers 🙈 @joanboston
16 Apr 2019 • I love how fresh the leaves are on this #hydrangea-petiolaris 💚
I am thinking of a climbing hydrangea lovely to see the colour
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
Mines looking lush this year too, can't wait for it to flower 😀👍🏼
30 Aug 18 • Had a bit of a tidy up. Mainly cutting back the flowered shoots so we can get through the door!
Looks good. Is this one evergreen?
Wow, it's huge, how big is it @awomanonabike 😀
No Teresa this loses its leaves, but they look lovely before they fall 🍂 @TeresaH
If I left it it would go over the roof...It’s at least 15’ high as it is. @sieveheadsarah
That’s amazing! Has it grown 15’ this season?
That’s fabulous! 💚
Sounds like you had a busy day Jacqueline 👍👍
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
Thanks Rachel. You’ll be able to tell if it is for real soon 😊😊😊 @rachelbrooks
I’ve been away Jane and the garden is definitely getting away from me now 😱 @pelly
I have no doubt it is 😘
8 Jun 2018 • Now this is in flower I remember its unusual perfume Rachel - fruity and earthy. It’s also buzzing with #bees @rachelbrooks
The flowers really are like little stars 🌟 @rachelbrooks
It is flowering incredibly well this year Jane. Perhaps because I had to cut half of it down last year 🤔 @pelly
Aren’t they?! I love them!
They do have an odd perfume though don’t they 🤔 @rachelbrooks
It’s different but I quite like it. Like an old fashioned cologne...
Today I decided it was a bit like elderflower @rachelbrooks
I can’t remember what elderflower smells like...🤔 I should. My Nana used to collect them all the time!
A bit like hydrangea petiolaris 🙄😬 @rachelbrooks
I knew you were gonna say that!!! 🤣🤣🤣
4 Jun 2018 • Some plants I take for granted. This is one, but it’s really rather lovely 💚
It's lovely, but you've aged us all by 10 years 😂🤔😂
😂😂😂😂 ...quick edit. Phew! @sieveheadsarah
I’ve put this on my wish list earlier today 👍👍
How long did it take to grow this big?😊
How lovely Jacqueline. Plenty of room for it there. Mine is on the front of the house and it really needs to go 😒
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! 🙄
Good choice Jane @pelly
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
Thanks Rachel. More than 20 years I’m afraid. They do like rain... 😂 @rachelbrooks
Thanks Sue. That’s a shame. They are really good for covering a wall - but only if there are no windows 😂 @susanhumphrey333
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! 🙄😂
Just 👌🏼 #beautyindecay
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).
Is there a way of editing/correcting the plant entries @teamgardentags ?
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
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
I always leave them on...I think they're lovely like this!
Unfortunately there's no way to edit a plant entry after creation. 😕
Hmm! That's a bit annoying isn't it? @brightcolours
There should also be a "don't like" button 😉 @brightcolours
And a "WOW" button!! 😳
Haha! Yes, definitely Katie @brightcolours
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