Q: What's this plant called?

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  1. whizzkid11

    whizzkid11 Active Member

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    I can't for the life of me remember what this plant is called - anybody know?

    I need to buy one today, but don't know what to ask for.

    THANKS in advance!

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    what he said ^

    blue colour is obtained by introducing ferrous materials (example- nails) into the soil near the plant...
     
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    Hydrangea ;) Grow it with some metal and it'll go blue :D
     
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    I beleive the colour is affected by the alkaline or acidity of the soil.
     
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    best not park any Mercs near them then, they will go bright blue :D
     
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    sulphur powder helps with the blue too.


    No one has asked, but I'm not shy.




    How come you need to buy one but don't know what it is? Did you kill someone's?
     
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    You all seem to have failed to note it's little known latin name : puteulanus flora per vir in via
     
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    An elderly relative told me the best things to put in the ground to make it go a blue colour are old razor blades.

    Not recommended if you have inquisitive kids or dogs.
     
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    Or just move to Cornwall.

    P.S. Well done camerafodder it's your go now.

    Is this a variation of the what's this car/bit of car/covered car theads, isn't it?
     
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    OK Here goes then:
     

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    Best I don't answer......
     
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    Has someone converted MB World into a Garden Centre :D
     
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    We have it at home in our garden, and it was chosen/bought by my mother, she has since passed away.

    When it comes to gardening, I am only good for mowing the lawn, strimming the edges and Jetting the patio.

    The In-laws wanted a clipping of the plant for their house, so thanks to everyone on here, I dropped into the local nursery/garden centre and bought them their own 'Hydrangea'.

    Thanks again to all! :thumb:
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Back off-topic :D

    I'm just back from Italy where we visited a spectacular villa garden and they had a stunning white hydrangea bush growing amongst pink and blue variants.
     
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