What a wonder it is to awake to a blooming hydrangea hedge, either side of our driveway, with several cordyline trees standing tall and straight, at intervals among the hedge plants. Since childhood, I have always associated hydrangea hedges with curly, mop-top little girls in denim blue gingham dresses with white cotton bibbed-aprons. Echos of Beatrix Potter, and her Peter rabbit stories, perhaps!??
They are such beautiful old fashioned plants, easy to grow and to maintain. As long as they are getting compost feeding once a year and plenty of rain, in the rainy season, and pruned after flowering, there’s no need for anything else. They will grow and produce blossom every year without fail!