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Brilliant hydrangeas, Ruislip. | by jemasmith
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Brilliant hydrangeas, Ruislip.

We saw hydrangeas in England which were a much more brilliant pink than any I've seen in Australia - not that I'm a hydrangea expert.

 

Some hydrangea trivia: Hydrangeas are moderately toxic if eaten, with all parts of the plant containing cyanide. One form is reportedly sometimes smoked as an intoxicant, despite the danger of illness and/or death.

 

Colours can be white, blue (acidic soil) or pink (alkaline soil). The soil in Ruislip must be extremely alkaline!

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Taken on July 21, 2009