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Hydrangea colour

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 00:12

The natural colour of Hydrangeas is usually pink.  The blue colour is induced by what is in the soil.  You can buy potions to water in and make/keep the flowers blue.  Or you can create your own - just rusty water.  I do it the easy way, anything rusty like old nails, bits of broken rusty metal etc, I just throw them into the middle of the bush at soil level, and let the rain do the rest.  If you ever come across a Hydrangea that naturally has blue flowers, it will be growing near a metal post that will be rusty below ground level.

Plant IDs pls, same or similar?

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 23:08

The third picture looks like lots of Lilac suckers.  Has next door got a Lilac tree on the other side of the fence.  Or has there been a lilac tree chopped down in the area.

Apricot tree that never was ...

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 23:04

Nasturtiums can't survive the cold winter, but they leave their seeds arround, and it will be these seeds that grow next year when the time is right.

This rose doesn't seem quite right ...

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 22:58

There are many different varieties of Roses.  So I'm sure it is a rose.  It's growth could be affected by a lot of lush greenery around it.  

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