My ancient hydrangea usually produces lovely blue blooms, but occasionally it has the odd pink one too.
I thought it was supposed to be the type of soil that determined whether you got blue or pink, but it seems my old bush just does its own thing!
This little bush is decades old and was already here when we bought the house. It never seems to get any bigger, but just keeps on producing lovely blooms every year.
And to demonstrate how harsh the sun is and how quickly these poor flowers wither, even though the bush is in the shade for most of the day, here are two photos for comparison, taken a mere 11 days apart.
Sadly, with the severe water restrictions we have at the moment, I am not able to water my hydrangea as much as usual. However I’m sure, being a true survivor, it will weather this drought, as it has others in the past.