Shades of blue and cream in this lovely moptop hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'
Loved the delicate laciness of this hydrangea and the range of colours in the lace caps bits. So pretty
Beaut red wine- burgundy tones in this hydrangea - didn't catch the name. Smaller flower head than some of the others but ok in full sum
Hydrangea paniculata 'Burgundy Lace'. Grows to about 1.2m and stunning from June right through to late autumn
Glowing in the gloom under a copse of trees at Hilliers Arboretum is a brilliant collection of hydrangeas in all shapes, shades and heights. So perfectly formed. This is a lace cap variety.
Bizarre buds and seed pods of magnolia (M. sprengeri I think) Shame I won't be around to see the flowers
How cute are these ceramic chooks? Part of the Art in the Garden display at Hilliers Arboretum near Romsey, Hampshire. It's called The Girls by Tony Smithers. £260 if you're interested!!