Sunday, 19 February 2012

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Orange Beauty' scented with spice and citrus it could be the new scent for Chanel (no.6)

There's always something looking good in my garden and I'm really enjoying the witch hazel at the moment. The late afternoon sunshine lit up the Hamamelis beautifully this afternoon... I'm very happy with this shrub as I moved it two years ago and last year I had very little flower, I think it was protesting, but this year its looking great. The flowers have a delicate scent of spice and citrus.

This deciduous shrub sits within a partial shaded area near a holly hedge only having early morning and late afternoon sunshine, I feed it once a year with a thick layer of well rotted compost and it is underplanted with Hellebores, Brunnera and Hakonechloa, my eclectic mix...

I'm using my new camera a Canon 50D with 24 - 85mm lens, I adjusted the aperture real small and took the photo on Macro with manual focus, its real trial and error but I'm enjoying playing with it.

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