Can anyone tell me what these hydrangeas are? And if it's possible to buy mature shrubs?
I saw these on my walk back to my car last night. It was clearly a shady side of the road and these were just magnificent! I need something for a part shade border and these look perfect. I think the bottom one is a lace cap hydrangea? There seem to be so many different types I am just not sure. Would like a long flowering season and whites/pinks/reds. To grow approx 1.5-2m tall and be able to be trimmed so the flowers/branches are nearer the top. Not a standard but similar. And I would love to buy a mature shrub! I have a climbing hydrangea on the wall near that border and it's slow growing and yet to flower. It's white. So a colour and flower type contrast would be good and I'm guessing a big shrub is best. Too much to ask?
My other option is Fuschia Hawkeshead but I had a fuschia when I moved in and it died. Mysteriously. And a small hawkeshead which I almost nursed back to health but which also popped it's clogs when I planted it back out again. Plus it was incredibly slow growing.