Happy Hibiscus

Three to four years ago we planted a small hibiscus hedge. Each year the plants have struggled and flower buds have dropped off or never formed. This year, after gaining a bed beside it, and some extra sunshine, it has decided to give us a splendid show and is beginning to look like a hedge.

Hibiscus syriacus Hamabo

Hibiscus syriacus Hamabo

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5 thoughts on “Happy Hibiscus

    • Yes, they are very happy here ā€“ if well treated. The hedge is good old yew, it is about a 100 years old now, we’ve been here for 35 of them. And you are right, although it is August it is feeling distinctly autumnal. I don’t know if it is age or imagination, but it seems to me that autumn arrives earlier each year.

  1. I have a lower hedge of hibiscus, and either I immediately kill a plant or it grows crazy and constantly needs trimming. What color thumb would you call that – two-tone?:)

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