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20/06/16<br />
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Helen Bousie and Alf Bousie tending to the plants.<br />
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Tucked away in a hidden walled garden of an inner-city public park, the UK’s largest hydrangea collection is putting on its best display ever, following the sudden heatwave after several months of rain.<br />
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Full story:  <br />
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https://fstoppressblog.wordpress.com/britains_biggest_hydrangea_garden/<br />
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.And what used to be a flower traditionally associated with “granny’s cottage garden” is blooming back into fashion thanks to the rising trend for all things shabby chic and retro-styled.<br />
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There are more than 600 individual hydrangea bushes with a dozen or so different varieties, planted in Derby’s Darley Abbey park, formerly part of an estate belonging to the nearby cotton mills.<br />
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