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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

ABC Wednesday - H


ABC Wednesday, started by Denise Nesbitt, has reached letter H again.

H
is for
HEDGES

This is a High Hedge, as it surrounds a garden raised above the road.

This is a Hydrangea Hedge, taken last March.

This Hedge is Hebe. It's very strong, evergreen, and the purple flowers have a lovely scent.

And this is Holly. It grows slowly, but will one day be a Hedge.
Now here's some Honeysuckle. This was wild at one time, but I planted it in the garden. It's beginning to grow quite strongly. Honeysuckle can make a hedge, too.

This is another Honeysuckle, a cultivated variety this time. I bought it to flourish while the wild Honeysuckle settled.

For more posts around the letter H, visit the Linky page or the ABC Anthology site.

31 comments:

Carin said...

Honeysuckle smells so nice. Lovely pictures.

Blue said...

Hey, hedges is a good choice.
I've both holly & honeysuckle forming an oovergrown hedge together!

Aileni said...

I like your 'H'. It's colourful.

A. Lincoln said...

I would never have thought about H for hedge and honeysuckle. Nice choice.

My post for H (hair) is over at Canon Pixels

Bear Naked said...

I would love to Have a Holly Hedge surrounding my Home.
Very nice choices for ABC Wednesday.
Happy H day.

Bear((( )))

Louis la Vache said...

Great series of "H"-images! ;-)

Katney said...

A lovely collection.

Neva said...

some very good "H"s. Why do I have a mental block until I see everyone else's letter? haha

ellen b said...

Love all the hedges and the holly and honeysuckle...fabulous..

Rebeckah said...

I love honeysuckle! It reminds me of childhood in the summer! Hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Kate said...

Hooray for Honeysuckle!
We have one, too. It wants to take over the hill!

kouji said...

some lovely flowers and leaves there. :)

Liz said...

I love the smell of honeysuckle. A holly hedge? I wonder if that would keep George in ...

Helena said...

Ooo! H for Helena! LOL!
I planted a honeysuckle this year and the flowers were gorgeous- such a deep, strong, musk scent, and right by the front door, too. Unfortunately it has succumbed to a horrible fungus type of thing that made the leaves go black and drop off. The chrysanthemums had it too. I try to keep on top of it- take off the affected leaves and spray with an anti-fungal, but with all the rain we've had, I haven't been able to win! Waah.... shame because those chrysanth's flower all the way into December. I'll have another go at saving them tomorrow, methinks....

:^)

Miss_Yves said...

Great choice of hedges ,and the first one is terrific !
Is there a dragon behind it?
miss Yves

becky voyles said...

You certainly had a lot of H's today, Dragonstar.

Tommy V said...

nice post for the "H"

Suburbia said...

Great Idea for H! I didn't realise Hebes had a fragrance but I do love Honeysuckle :)

CherryPie said...

Lots of fun with H - I love how shiny your holly is :-)

sally in norfolk said...

I would love a lavender hedge :-)

Dr.John said...

I love all of your hedges.

Kim said...

Wonderful pictures, so many H words :)

CrazyCath said...

Ah yew. The honeysuckle. Sweet, pretty, and grows like wildfire!

Great post

Gemma said...

Honeysuckle is definately a fav!
:-)

James Higham said...

Superb indeed, Dragonstar.

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful choice for h's and I've never had the opportunity to look deep inside one before. I love the scent of honeysuckle the most! thanks for sharing a great post.
Happy week!

starnitesky said...

I like your hedges, good idea for H.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I love honeysuckle and hebe! Thank you for reminding me of them.

CalumCarr said...

Not much for me to add after 28 comments already except it's Horticulturally, Herbaceously Heaven-scent

Jonna said...

I can almost smell that honeysuckle! What a great post.

mrsnesbitt said...

I loved all of these, but the hedge at the beginning was so familiar! Wonderful stuff, sorry I am a little late.
Dx