Hydrangeas in the limelight

Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ are looking fabulous at the moment, especially these beauties that we planted up 2 years ago in Cobham.

The fairly deep border gives the hydrangeas enough space to flourish and the beautiful old brick wall gives a wonderful backdrop.

Hakonechloa macra grasses and Liriope muscari  border the edge. They have been cut back a little to protect the lawn.  Repeat flowering  ‘Climbing Iceberg’ rose, pink Phlox and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ accompany the main stars of the show.

My client sent me this photo a couple of weeks ago, showing how the flowers are at first a lime colour. They later open fully to white and then finally they will fade to shades of pink, giving a long period of interest.

These vigorous hydrangeas can be cut back hard in early spring and they will shoot up and flower on new growth to give to a reliable display.

Further along the border by the seating, the creamy white blooms are complemented by the silvery foliage of Brunnera, acid green leaves of Acer ‘Orange Dream’ and white flowering climber Solanum jasimoides ‘Album’.


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