In My Neighbourhood

In my neighbourhood is a tag I have used for posting about things and places around me. Usually the lanes and the hill. Anything within walking distance. Which includes a pair of granite and whitewashed Cornish cottages. Nothing unusual about that you may say, not in Cornwall, where they are two a penny, but what catches my eye about these cottages are the enormous fuchsia hedges. Usually I am driving past on my way in and out of the lane to join  the main road and at this time of the year I always notice the amazing fuchsia hedges and the hydrangeas.

This hedge is at least 4m high and simply dripping with the jewel-like flowers

On Saturday I took a walk down to take some photographs, Megan of Harebells and Maples was interested in seeing what a large fuchsia hedge looks like. It’s not an easy site to photograph as it is mostly in shadow, but hopefully you’ll get some idea of how beautiful it looks.

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And I always think hydrangeas look so good in September when the colours fade and begin to change colour to autumnal shades of red, brown or green.

And across the lane by a small stream someone has scattered some wildflower seeds.

Perfect for the pollinators


  1. I’ve never seen a fuchsia that large before. What a gorgeous display.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They seem common in the south west and also in Ireland. My largest one is about 5 ft but I do cut it close to the ground each year so it will never get as big as these.

  2. kzmcb says:

    Delightful photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you 😊

  3. Toonsarah says:

    WE have a large fuchsia bush but it has nothing on that hedge!! Love that someone has scattered those wildflower seeds too 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      My biggest is about 5 ft. I have others in pots but they are very small.

  4. Ju-Lyn says:

    With great certainty, I can say your neighbourhood looks nothing like mine! one of the reasons I love armchair travelling, particularly when vacationing overseas has not yet resumed for our family.

    I love that you have a hashtag for your neighbourhood explorations – and that your are sharing your lovely everyday views.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I imagine our two locations are very different! I do hope to get back to Singapore next time I visit Australia, it has changed quite a lot since I was there on a stopover in 2003

  5. Cathy says:

    Where my Mum lives in the Inner Hebrides there seems to be a lot of a very pale pink fuchsia which seems to act as a partial hedge in many people’s gardens

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some very delicate pale pink ones here too.

  6. restlessjo says:

    I must have been half asleep when I read this one, Jude. I scarcely remember it. The hedges are glorious, aren’t they!

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