What a fitting time of the year it is to talk about Hydrangeas; due to their favourite epithet being  “Christmas flower”. Growing into a handsome big shrub that gets covered by brilliantly coloured big blooms, a must have for gardens with shady areas and a sure bet to enthral with their flowers.  They tend to need a bit of a rest after all that flowering, thus they lose their leaves during winter making them deciduous.
hydrangeas in flower in the garden


blue hydrangeas in flower in a mixed border


pink hydrangeas in flower


burgundy hydrangea in flower
A purple-black Hydrangea

Looking after Hydrangeas is really easy and they make a lovely colourful filler for those shady areas.  They can be planted any time of the year but planting one now will ensure that it is established by flowering time next year.