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Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise' (syn.'Renhy')

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kez001uk

#hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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anges

Beautiful 💖

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pelly

This is such a beautiful hydrangea 💗🤍💗

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kez001uk

@anges @pelly thanks Ange & Jane 😁 soon as there’s a decent amount of rain it turns pink so fast 🤍💕

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jmlincoln

Lovely, lovely! Was this the one from your grandparents? If I remember from last year?

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln you have a great memory!!! 😮 it was one they bought me early on in my gardening addiction 😂 extra special since losing my Nan last year - and it’s bloomed like crazy this summer too 🥰

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jmlincoln

Aww yay! That is super special 🤗

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jeatacake

That's coloured up nicely. Mine's still white, mainly due to being in the shade of the wisteria!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake my wisteria couldn’t shade an ant! 🤣 it does look so pretty when it’s pure white 🤍 the rain helped this colour up far too fast 😐

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jeatacake

My wisteria completely blocks out the light for everything near it. Some don't seem to mind, but others are definitely not liking it 🤔

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kez001uk

@jeatacake no wonder it flowers so much! Sounds absolutely huge! You’ve unwittingly created another shady border 😂

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jeatacake

I've created a monster that's for sure! At least my vanilla fraise has changed to pink now. Just delayed it by a couple of weeks.

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kez001uk

#hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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pelly

Love this especially when it starts going pink 💞💞💞

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italydiva

Beautiful 🤩

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hkyfvr

Stunning 🤍🤍😍

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ShelleySnyder

What a beauty Kerry!💘😍

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gjones

Wow! Look at all those flowers! Just beautiful 😍

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kez001uk

@pelly it is gorgeous how it changes 😍

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kez001uk

@italydiva thanks Angela 😀

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thanks Diane 😃

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thanks Shelley 😄

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😁 I forgot to prune it this year and looks like it was happy I left it alone 🤣

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hkyfvr

Always welcome Kerry 😍

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kez001uk

#hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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hkyfvr

So pretty 💚🤍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thank you Diane 😀

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kez001uk

🐝 #hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise #wildlifewednesday

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hkyfvr

Love this photo. Great capture. Love the name of the hydrangea. Strawberry Vanilla. 💚💕

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crabby58

Beautiful photo👍 #buzz

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Fabulous shot…👌🏼

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thank you Diane 😀 it’s a perfect name once it is in full bloom 🤍💗

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kez001uk

@crabby58 thank you Thelma 😃

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine 😄

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hkyfvr

Most welcome. Should be so pretty. 💗🤍🌟

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laketitlow

Great photo

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kez001uk

@laketitlow thanks Annette ☺️

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kez001uk

New and old on the same stem 🤎🤍 #hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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pelly

Love it when that happens 😍

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kez001uk

@pelly me too 😍 and they’re equally beautiful 🥰

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kez001uk

#hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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jmlincoln

Beautiful at every stage 💗

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln thanks Jackie ☺️ the colour changes are so pretty, especially now it’s coming to an end. Love how they start looking aged 😍

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jmlincoln

Like a fine wine 🤭

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gjones

Very pretty! I love watching the changes of colours!

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln 🍷😋

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😁 they’re great to watch change, although happened a lot faster this year 😜

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jeatacake

I only got one flower on mine this year and it's just starting to change from white 🤍💗

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kez001uk

@jeatacake only one?? They look so beautiful when they’re changing 🤍💗

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jeatacake

Yes 😏 I'm wondering if it's too shady where I've planted it, or it needs to settle in a bit having only planted it out less than a year ago? 🤔

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kez001uk

@jeatacake could be both perhaps. This did very little for the first 2 years but is covered with flowers this summer since it was moved to a sunnier spot

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jeatacake

I'll leave it for now as it has put on a good amount of new growth this year, so 🤞 a few more flowers next year. If not, I may have to move it.

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kez001uk

#hydrangea #hydrangea-paniculata #hydrangea-vanille-fraise

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gjones

Beautiful😍

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jeatacake

Looking good 🌼 Mind's just getting going now flowering-wise.

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jmlincoln

The flowers remind me of little butterflies and I love the transition from white to pink. So cute!

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😊

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff ☺️ least yours has missed the vile heat so will stay blooming for a while 😍 I’m still waiting on my 3 cheesy hydrangeas 😜

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln I see that! 🦋 this one goes through some pretty colour changes. Even looks great as it fades 💕🤍

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jeatacake

Cheesy! 😂😂😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thankfully only in name 🤣🤣🤣

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gjones

Very pretty

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😀 nice to have some still in bloom whilst the others are fading

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ShelleySnyder

Oh my, this is a beauty! 💘😍

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anges

Pretty in pink 💕

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😃 they get so dark before they crisp up 😜

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kez001uk

@anges thanks Ange 😄 think it’s the best stage of colour, improves with age 💗

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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jeatacake

Wow, that's really gone pink! 💖 Just had to go & check mine out & it's not as pink as that yet. 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake think they get this dark just before they die back. Hopefully yours still have plenty of life left in them 😛

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine 😁

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justinkhoo

Definitely a fav hydrangea of mine!

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pattygardd

Lovely so pretty

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kez001uk

@pattygardd thank you Patricia ☺️

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gjones

She's beautiful 💞

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jeatacake

These always remind me of an ice cream 😃 strawberry & vanilla 🍧🍨

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kez001uk

@gjones the ombré effect is so pretty 💕 this year I have so many flower heads, going to look great when they all darken

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kez001uk

@jeatacake oh yum, a massive 99 🤤 you can have the strawberry bit 😉

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jeatacake

Wouldn't that be great if they really did grow on trees! 😋 We can go half each on the flake? 😉

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kez001uk

@jeatacake we’d be the size of a house though 😜 definitely, gotta share the crumbliest flakiest chocolate cos it tastes like chocolate never tasted before! 🤣🤣🤣

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jeatacake

That song's going back a bit! ☺ I think extreme willpower would be needed with such an ice cream tree. I'd be more like a block of flats within a few weeks otherwise! 🏬

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it’s weird the things you remember 🤣 apparently chocolate adverts are ingrained in my brain 🙈 but what a way to become flat-sized 🤤🍦🍨🍧

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jeatacake

I can understand it, being a bit of a secret chocoholic too & I can certainly think of worse ways to end up like that!! 😂😂😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I have to confess I’m not really a fan of chocolate 🙈 too much tv as a kid makes me remember the adverts though 😂

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kez001uk

Pinking up 💕

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debs69

Pretty 💕🐝💕

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gjones

Oh that is pretty! Great closeup too😊

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ShelleySnyder

Very pretty!💘😍

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kez001uk

@debs69 thanks Debra 😀

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😃 think this is its best stage 💞

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kez001uk

@gardengirlla thank you Maggie 😄

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😁

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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alan1111

Lovely photo 😍

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan 😁

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kez001uk

Full of huge blooms. Will be at least 12 😍

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gjones

She's looking great!

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kez001uk

@gjones really has come into its own this year! Enjoying seeing everything maturing now my garden is a couple of years old 😋

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gjones

When I plant a new flower or shrub, I often say to Glyn 'doesn't look like much now but give it a couple of years!' Plants change so much after they mature!

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kez001uk

@gjones I’m always disappointed with new plants as I mostly buy tiny sized ones. But you’re right, a couple of years and they show their potential!

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jmlincoln

Just scrolled through and saw all the changes!! What a fabulous show it puts on for you!

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln it’s a real beauty, given to me by my grandparents so has lovely memories attached ☺️ might not get a decent show from it this year after the heatwave took its toll 🥵

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jmlincoln

Aww that's sweet to have a plant given by grandparents 😊 You cherish that one!

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln I most definitely do! They’re both mid 80’s now and still isolating so haven’t seen them properly since March ☹️

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jmlincoln

That's tough!! 😕 How are things with covid where you are? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel yet?!

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln honestly it’s not been too bad all along in my area. Fortunately Cambridge is a university city so once the virus started to get had a big majority of people left. Parts of the country are being put into lockdown again as they have outbreaks but have been quite fortunate here. How about you? Are you doing ok?

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jmlincoln

All is well here. Just finding a new normal of wearing face masks. I am a homebody anyway and have always been cautious of germs. I have asthma and hate to get sick because when I do, it gets bad! So not much has changed in my own little world 🤷🏼‍♀️

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gjones

Wow! Pure white and gorgeous!

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s amazing they start this white but end up so dark 💗

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gjones

It is amazing how they change colour but I think I like them in all stages😊

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kez001uk

@gjones me too, it’s a lovely plant to watch ☺️

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pelly

Gorgeous 😍😍

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jeatacake

Great that you'll an action repay of the first one! 👍

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kez001uk

@pelly thanks Jane ☺️

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kez001uk

@jeatacake there’s 3 new blooms so hopefully still time for them to change colour before going crispy 😂

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jeatacake

🤞if it doesn't get soggy like here! 😀

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kez001uk

@jeatacake oh it’s like that here now 😔

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jeatacake

I've been out for most of the morning in the gloom & as soon as I came in for lunch, it became sunny!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake ain’t it always the way 🤣

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kez001uk

@jeatacake you may have been right about the colour!

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anges

@kez001uk That is lovely! 💟💟💟

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kez001uk

@anges thank you Ange 😊 it’s dying bs k now but still looks lovely and is getting darker. Plus have some fresh blooms just starting to turn pink 😋

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gjones

Still pretty😊

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you ☺️

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jeatacake

You never know! 😁💜💙🖤

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richard.spicer.7906

Wow! I don’t think mine ever got that dark. Although mine has been neglected in a pot at the moment. It’s probably hungry.

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 congratulations on your career change ☺️ wishing you every success 😊 I didn’t expect it to get this dark from any photos I’ve seen. Maybe the excess sun has moved it along more than it typically would? Hope yours gets a feed and rewards you next year 🤞🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Kerry 😊, I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the studying. Could be the weather - mine doesn’t normally get this dark. But I’ve got one flower which is now going pink so will see if it does the same 👍🏼

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 can imagine it’s really rewarding getting to do something you’re passionate about ☺️ yours can’t be neglected you bad if it’s flowering 😉 hope it colours up for you before the cold sets in 🙂

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richard.spicer.7906

Well it has hardly any leaves 😂 - I'm surprised it's still alive to be honest.

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 😂 bless it! It’s just showing you it’s potential so it gets fed 😉

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kez001uk

Something old, something new

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gjones

Wow! It's completely transformed. Beautiful!😍

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kez001uk

@gjones I’m so in love with the colour it is now. To think it started green!

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gjones

I think it's amazing how hydrangeas start out one colour and change throughout the season!

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kez001uk

@gjones me too. I’d only ever had a white one before so this has been so good to watch change. Even the brown flowers look lovely 😋

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jeatacake

It's amazing. I wonder what colour it will finally end up? Violet maybe? 😁💖💜

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kez001uk

@jeatacake oooh violet would be lovely! It’s starting to go brown though so not sure how much deeper the colour is going to get

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jeatacake

That would be too much to hope for I suppose, but you've certainly had your monies worth from it though 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake most definitely has been a giver! And there’s still 3 new flower heads to pink up 😁 I think the rain has rotted the older ones a bit faster than if they’d kept dry. Mini umbrellas for them next year 🤣☂️

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jeatacake

Ha ha ha! Great though you have more to come. Maybe still a chance for violet or even indigo 😁👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I will keep hoping but they’re a pink to brown ombré at the moment 🤣

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gjones

The flower heads are a good size. The white is slowly turning pink-both look pretty😊

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suerichards

They are so pretty 💕

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kez001uk

@gjones just wish they didn’t need staking but are so heavy and the rain pulled them down. But I won’t complain about rain after all that heat 😂

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kez001uk

@suerichards thank you Sue 😁

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Love them when they look rustic...😍

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom me too 😁 never grown this kind before so am surprised they last so long, even after the heavy rain we’ve had. They look gnarled but still impressive

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jeatacake

It's really changed colour. Getting better with age 👌

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kez001uk

@jeatacake doesn’t everything Jeff 😉

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gjones

Now the fraise is starting to show!😍

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jeatacake

Lol Kerry, yes, in many ways 😉😮😁 but I wasn't speaking personally though! 😂

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kez001uk

@gjones and even better that there are new blooms just starting to flower 😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 🤣🤣🤣

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anges

@kez001uk Hope mine turn that shade 💗

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kez001uk

@anges they seem to take ages to start colouring up but once they get started they’re pink in no time 😁

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kez001uk

Rain has battered it a bit but still looking ok 😊

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jeatacake

It still looks great 👌

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thank you Jeff ☺️

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jeatacake

Very welcome 🙂

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kez001uk

And 2 more branches have developed flower clusters 😁

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gjones

A little more pink now-it really is a pretty flower!

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jeatacake

Definitely getting pinker 💖

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kez001uk

@gjones it looks paint splattered now though, colours very unevenly. But I love it, even more now another 2 are appearing 😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it’s tanning well 😛

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kez001uk

Still pots everywhere but this is looking pink-er 💕

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suerichards

Beautiful 😊💕

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kez001uk

@suerichards thanks Sue. It’s really colouring up well now 💗

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jeatacake

Wonderful🍨🥄

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thank you Jeff 😁 does look like a big ice cream 😋😋😋

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jeatacake

Need a flake in that!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake now you’re talking! 😛

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jeatacake

Could just murder one right now! 😝🍦

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richard.spicer.7906

I love this one, I’ve got a neglected one which really needs to be planted in the ground but just never got round to it. Will definitely give it a new home in September 👍🏼

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kez001uk

@jeatacake you and me both! 😋

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 I didn’t expect it to like it really, it’s a new plant and only a couple of flower heads have appeared. But they’re huge! It’s definitely one to watch as it changes colour. Hope yours gets a bit more love come September 😛

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 💕

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kez001uk

Pink-er 😴

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gjones

Definite pink hint now😊

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jeatacake

It's making me feel like some ice cream now after all that sausage, bee, cucumber & cake! Diet starts tomorrow BTW! 😀😀😀 @gjones 😉

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gjones

@jeatacake 😁😂😄😄

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kez001uk

@gjones I keep checking every day hoping for a huge transformation overnight 😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 😂😂😂

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kez001uk

💗 getting there

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gjones

The strawberry is starting to come through😍

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ukjohnny

super shot Kez

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s strange how it colours up though! I was expecting new flowers to be pink but it’s as if it’s getting a suntan 😅

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny thank you John 😁 they’re such lovely plants to photograph 😍

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jeatacake

That's beautiful 😍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks 😀 it’s really starting to be like the photos I’ve seen. Strange one though

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jeatacake

Very welcome 👍Not got one of this type. Must find space for one 🤔😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake can always find space for a hydrangea 😉😉

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jeatacake

I don't need any encouragement @kez001uk 😉😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 🤣🤣🤣 sorry 😇

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jeatacake

When I see one in a garden centre & cannot resist, I know who's partly to blame 😂😂😂 & never mind that halo! 😉

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kez001uk

It’s turning pink 😁😁😁

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Yollymac

That’s beautiful!!

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kez001uk

@Yollymac thank you 😊 it has changed into so many colours so far but can’t wait for the pink to come 💕

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Yollymac

Please post it again when it’s pink - I would love to see the change!

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kez001uk

@Yollymac I will do 😁 from the photos I’ve seen they are pink one end and white the other, like an ombré effect. I hope they turn out that way!

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Yollymac

That sounds divine...

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kez001uk

Excuse the background, all been cleared for last of the landscaping to be done 😁

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kez001uk

@cyndi that’s the tidier part, trust me. I cropped out the cement mixer 🤣 and your garden is wonderful! I’m obsessed with what you post on here! 💚

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gjones

It'll probably turn strawberry colour later in the season.

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s gradually changing but my god has it got big! Size of a dinner plate now 😂

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gjones

Now that's impressive!

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kez001uk

#hydrangea

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kez001uk

It’s changing @gjones 😃

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gjones

Oh it is! Now you'll have vanilla😊 It's really pretty😍

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kez001uk

@gjones just need the strawberry ones now 🍓

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kez001uk

@cyndi that’s the one! Does it really end up looking like the packaging says? Hope so 🤞🏼

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kez001uk

@cyndi oh I’m happy to hear that! The flower cluster is so big now, 6”+, so will be quite a sight when it’s the correct colour 😍 I hope yours flourishes ☺️

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kez001uk

@cyndi thank you for the links 👍🏼 I’ll take a look at them, hydrangeas are definitely plants I want more of so worth learning how to care for them properly. Thanx cyndi 😊

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Keely

Oooh that's pretty 💚

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kez001uk

@cyndi me too! 5 plants, 1 in full bloom, 1 starting (this one), one just budding and 2 being lazy 😂

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kez001uk

@Keely thank you 😋

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kez001uk

Not very name-worthy yet 😂

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gjones

Maybe it'll turn white or cream. Right now it looks like pistachio!

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kez001uk

@gjones the white one I have starts light green too thinking about it. Perhaps they all do? Only had one flower before

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