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I Bought A Hydrangea For My Raised Flower Bed

Yesterday we visited Cumbrian Properties as we were dismayed that we weren't getting any physical views on the house, even though it's been reduced for quite some time now. All we got from this inept member of staff was, 'I can't understand why you've had no viewings at all, especially after you've reduced it,' and I felt like saying, 'Well, what are you going to do about it then instead of sitting in front of your computer all day?' but I didn't say anything. I have a cold and really cannot be bothered arguing with anybody. That said, someone is coming on Tuesday to - possibly - take a few more photographs so we have an interior photograph as our main one rather than the exterior of the front of the house that we have at present. Either the kitchen or hallway (the latter isn't even online), will be the main photograph, we shall see.

This is one of the reasons why I decided to buy another plant for my raised flower bed. Anything to brighten the house up, whether inside or outside. During this time of year there is more colour around and the leaves on a couple of shrubs are now springing into life. This is where I got the idea from to buy a hydrangea (well, it was John who spotted it in Dobbies in the SNOW) as I need to plant it in a fairly shaded area rather than where the sweet peas were growing last year. There is a big space inbetween my conifer (as yet, not up to 10ft tall lol) and a small shrub.

I will plant it tomorrow and if it looks OK I shall post a photograph of it. At the moment it's indoors because the soil outside is saturated.

I am looking forward to seeing the cute little blue flowers come into bloom..and they should last until autumn.

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Soonerdad3 wrote on April 12, 2015, 12:43 PM

My wife and I are still trying to figure out how to decorate our flower garden in front of the house. A couple years back planted several annuals and they all got destroyed during a hail storm and since then the only thing that grows are weeds, Bermuda grass an one small bush.

Janey1966 wrote on April 12, 2015, 2:56 PM

How unfortunate, I'm so sorry. It's always a bit hit and miss with us and planting. I bought a lavender plant that is thriving at the moment (outside) but the conifer..I shall have to watch that as it can grow up to 10ft high. Didn't read the label properly until I'd planted it. DOH!

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 12, 2015, 3:33 PM

I can see why that could be a big problem.

seren3 wrote on April 12, 2015, 6:47 PM

I love Hydrangeas! I think that's a good choice.

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 13, 2015, 3:57 AM

I have a hydrangea with pink flowers.Since it has large leaves whose water is evaporated quick by the strong sunlight in summer ,I have to water it nearly every day .