Good morning from a very spring like Buckinghamshire!
Since my last Blog Post I have been busy planning my garden for this years plants and flowers.I am very fortunate to have a third of an acre to grow flowers. It gives me alot of options for planting a variety of colourful borders and this year is the first year Im really thinking about it carefully so I can grow a flower garden that will produce all year round. Im very much a fan of the old fashioned varieties. I love creating a garden similar to my Grandmothers full of scent and colour. But suitable for picking and drying. You will see in my creations a very similar style and look through out. Creating a very classic english garden look. My favourites without a doubt are Mop Head Hydrangeas! Lovely to work with and come in a wide range of colours.Hydrangeas have just started appearing in local florists and shops but for drying they will not be suitable until the end of the year.
Did you know?...
Hydrangeas change colour (except for the white ones) based on the pH level of their soil. The more alkaline the soil, the pinker the flowers. To make pink hydrangeas turn blue (or to keep your blue ones from turning pink), increase the acidity of soil!