Hydrangea sargentiana

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Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana  has dull green leaves with bristly hairs on top and a grey down underneath. Its huge flowers appear from late summer to mid-autumn. The inner flowers on the head are small and blue to deep purple, whereas the outer petals are larger and white, occasionally flushed with deep pink.


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Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Hydrangea

Species: aspera

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy


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Here we are

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My beautiful dark red calla lilies are in full bloom now. I don’t remember how many years I have them. They are faithful and each year they bring happiness to my world with a little TLC. I have calla lilies in different colours but these are the oldest, and  the tallest ones. Each year they pose for me patiently  🙂

I wish  you an amazing Monday and a very happy new week…


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Orchids For A Happy Sunday

Many orchids are relatively easy to grow, and given the right care will give a long-lasting flower display.

Quick facts

Common name Orchids
Group Houseplants or greenhouse plants
Flowering time Depending on the species, all year round
Planting time Re-potting is usually best carried out in spring
Height and spread 10cm (4in)-1m (3ft) height and spread
Aspect Filtered bright light to partial shade
Hardiness Tender
Difficulty Moderate to difficult

Source: Royal Horticultural Society


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Happy Sunday  🙂


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Ornithogalum – Star of Bethlehem


Other common names:
Star of Bethlehem, orange star flower, yellow chinkerinchee , geeltjienkerientjee.
Family: Asparagaceae

Ornithogalum are bulbous perennials with linear or strap-shaped basal leaves and racemes, sometimes contracted, of star-shaped or cup-shaped, white, yellow or orange flowers.


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O. dubium is a bulbous perennial to 30cm tall, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves and dense racemes of showy orange or yellow flowers 2.5cm across, sometimes with a dark centre, in winter and spring.
Source: Royal Horticultural Society


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I wish you a happy weekend  🙂


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Papaver Orientale: Pale Pink Poppy

In early summer nothing compares to the grace of the Oriental poppy! A good border plant, as well as an eye catching cut flower, this vigorous perennial poppy grows to about 75cm (30in) in height. Very long-lived and virtually care-free, these undemanding plants provide a real spectacle year after year.


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They flourish in spite of drought, baking from intense summer heat or freezing in winter. Once established, the bold Oriental poppies grow and multiply for decades.


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A happy Friday and an amazing weekend to you all  🙂



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