Let’s talk about hedges today. They can be as fun as flowers! I love the look of tidy, lush hedges with sumptuous green and texture, but although the little organiser in me shudders at the mess, another part of me also likes to see hedges with contrasting colours.This hedge surprised me by suddenly blooming, which I did not see coming. I’ve been admiring the bright yellow for weeks now never knowing there were flowers in store!Then there’s this hedge. I photographed it previously when these red flowers first bloomed, but the little purple petals are new to me and really give the blossoms a Chinese lantern look.
And then there’s this inexplicable shrub (tree?). It’s bizarre and looks exotic and nearly out of place in a Dublin street. Initially the blossoms look like tight little rosettes, then the branch turns into looking like a bright hairbrush. What is it?