Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

This afternoon I had a short break from jack-hammering/mattocking/dynamiting the ground to extract couch grass, brambles and ivy.  Wandering around the garden I came across what I think might be Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’.  This shrub had been squashed between closely planted trees and was therefore reaching for the sky, the only way was up.   Just one flower, due to my formative pruning in the autumn, but showing great promise.  I am optimistic that next year it will be quite splendid.

11 thoughts on “Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’

  1. That is a beauty, well worth preserving and nurturing. Is the soil acid to get that lovely colour? My ‘Merveille Sanguine’ is doing well and does not seem to mind that the soil here is alkaline.

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  2. Lovely, I have always been wary of Hydrangeas, not being keen on the mop head variety that often can’t make up its mind re colour and is often dirty mauve. I now have an awful lot in my garden and I am a convert, lace caps are lovely too. So many new types! This is a super pink one, I will look out for it. Thank you!

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