I came across a very well worn copy of Beeton’s “All About Gardening” - A Dictionary of Garden Work, in the vintage bookstore inside the old church in Hinckley town where I lived for a couple of years in the UK. It was one of my favourite places to visit in the town because there were squirrels in the churchyard and they would come over to me if I gave them pieces of biscuit from my bag. The bookstore had plenty of lovely old books for £1 or £2 and I used to rummage through finding all sorts of treasures. Sometimes I would buy them just for the pretty end papers or gold embossing on the binding.

These hydrangeas are a particularly old variety, which I believe are known as “Heritage”. Their tiny petals and delicate pastel hues have a perfectly vintage mood. Almost everyone I speak to seems to remember hydrangeas growing in their grandmother’s garden. I felt the yellowed pages of Beeton’s book paired well with the blue flowers.

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