I have fallen in love with the colour of these hydrangeas, vases of which I have placed in every room of the house. I was used to the pink coloured variety in my mother’s and her neighbours’ gardens in Dublin, so this gorgeous purple colour is a real novelty in my Co Clare garden. The amethyst mophead hyrdangea is common in these parts, but no less beautiful for that. I am fascinated by the colour because last year I am sure it was more blue than purple, and so I did some research and sure enough it does have the ability to change colour, depending on weather conditions and the health of the plant.
Now my next step is to root some cuttings…anyone got any suggestions for a novice gardener?