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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

I so feel like having a hot chocolate this week with all this horrible cold and wet weather - still, the Hydrangeas must be loving it ☔️😁☕️

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Keely

Morning Rich lovely flowers 💜💕💜

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rachelbrooks

Love this one 🌸 hadn't seen this before until I visited Barbara's garden @jacaranda love the darker leaves 👌🏼

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pauline33

Sounds as good as it looks 😋💕💕💕

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pelly

That is very lovely 💕💕💕

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susieg

Beautiful Richard. I'm looking for a couple of compact hydrangeas for a coastal garden. Is this compact?

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sho47

Looks lovely- 'Hot Chocolate' 🤔name doesn't seem to match somehow🤔I would say more 'Angel Delight?' 😍Happy Days 😃🌤

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jacaranda

Mine has a much darker leaf, Rich. I'll post a photo later @richard.spicer.7906

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katgreen

That's a beauty, such delicate colour 😊😍

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rosiebug

That is so pretty , don't get the hot chocolate though!!!!! More like pink lace lol 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸👍🏻😍😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Haha, yes strawberry milk does seem more appropriate right now 🥛🍓 - well the weathers getting better but not sure for how long. July and August have not been that nice really in the Uk 😒 @cyndi

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richard.spicer.7906

I think it can reach a decent size, mines only young at the moment and it's already 3ft by 3ft roughly @susieg

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Evening all 👋🏼, this hydrangea is blooming nicely considering it's in its first year. You might not be able to tell from this photo but it's less than 2 feet from the ground at the moment. Seems to like the partial shady moist spot where I planted it last September.

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Emma915Jones

I'm loving this plant :-)

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jan06

Very pretty💜

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Cazx

This needs to go into my wish list. Had to rethink one of my borders due to trees growing more this year which is blocking out the sun slightly, it does get the sun but by about 4pm in the evening it gets quite shaded. How high does it grow too @richard.spicer.7906 ??

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @Cazx 👋🏼, I planted this one in a partial shade bed, which coincidently is almost under one of my Laburnum trees. It gets morning sun which is then gone by about 2-3pm so it might be suited for your spot. It remains quite moist too (but not boggy), and occasionally I water it when it's been seriously hot and warm. Height wise, I think it can get as big as 2-3 metres if left unpruned, but I'm sure can be kept in trim.

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Cazx

Sounds absolutely perfect @richard.spicer.7906, I shall be in the hunt for one cheers 🍻

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richard.spicer.7906

Excellent! I don't think you will be disappointed 😀 @Cazx

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richard.spicer.7906

My other #hydrangea - not one you can dunk your marshmallows in but just as fluffy as one! 😀

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beckers1974

Gorgeous! Another on my wishlist!

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kathy

👌🏻😊

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jax63

Gorgeous pic 🌸

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angipangi

A real beauty but where does the chocolate come in?

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plants

Wow just so different a d beautiful and great 📷

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jan06

I've grown to love hydrangeas recently. This one is particularly pretty💐

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katmat33

So pretty

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scotcmac

Very pretty and so delicate

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katgreen

Really lovely 😊

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pauline33

Gorgeous 💞💞💞

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

More like raspberry milk shake!😆👌🏼👒. It's very pretty

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richard.spicer.7906

Love the #foliage #colour of Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' as the sun shines through ☀️ #hydrangea

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titchyfra

Yes! Gorgeous @richard.spicer.7906

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lovemygarden65

Fab photo, love the colours 💛

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justin

Gorgeous colour Rich

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beckers1974

What a stunning shot!

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emmalaws

@richard.spicer.7906 NOM! Very edible! 😉

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juliesgarden

Love those colours 👏

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wildflowers

That really is gorgeous

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edward

Gorgeous colour.

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richard.spicer.7906

I didn't take any pics of mine this in spring but this was mine last year @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Beautiful Rich. I must take more notice of mine next year! 😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

One of the Hydrangeas is waking up 😀 #newgrowth

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beckers1974

I love the developmental stages! The symmetry of this little one is incredible! Nature's amazing!

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kathy

The new foliage is beautiful the way it unfurls

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @beckers1974 , I do too - new growth can be very a beautiful insight to plants 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

It certainly is @kathy 😀

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wendyjane

Another favourite from childhood nana's garden . I have 3 white,blue and pink 😊😊

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habiba

I've got some pink romance hydrangea growing in my garden bought the plant last year but still hasn't flowered yet fingers cross for this year!

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richard.spicer.7906

And here's my other new one. All your pictures on GT of Hydrangeas has made me come to appreciate Hydrangeas again, and there are many new varieties now. Love the #foliage on this one 😍, it has a smooth velvet feel. This is going to look great in the garden next year.

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janetr

#Richard.spicer.7906 Morning Richard, I have this hydrangea and you are in for a real treat, it's fab one of my favourites.

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joanboston

Looks fabulous! Will have to look out for this

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fuschia

Beautiful leaf colour can't wait to see photos of it in bloom 👏👏

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debs69

Like the look of this👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning @janetr 👋🏼 sounds amazing. Can't wait for next year now 😁. I'll have to look out for pics of your one too.

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Garyg

Saw one of these a couple of months ago and just had to have it, can't wait for the flowers next year.

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richard.spicer.7906

Good work @Garyg - sounds like this one has good marketing appeal as I know exactly what you mean - just had to get it!

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richard.spicer.7906

@joanboston definitely Joan - it looks like it could be a good one for the collection!

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 8th November

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