One plant that certainly stirs memories of old style gardens is the hydrangea.

Water restrictions and droughts have seen the popularity of these wonderfully leaf and flower filled plants wain over the past decade. Thankfully, there has been a recent resurgence in sales thanks to the new new ‘Tea Time’ hydrangreas. Smaller growing, makes them ideal pot specimens. Coming in a range of pinks, blues and whites, these make ideal plants for shaded areas like patios and verandahs.

A great companion plant are Heucheras – Sugar Plum, Obsidian & Black Taffeta are worth checking out.


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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.