Hydrangea paniculata are known for the sheer size and ''show'' power of their flowers. Originating in Japan, China and Taiwan, various breeding programmes have produced improved varieties. Little Lime is a compact sport of Limelight and grows to barely half the size of its parent . Dense upright panicles of large ray florets are initially lime green, turning cream and then blush pink as autumn progress. An excellent new variety and one bound to be popular not only for its volume of flower and colour range but also the fact it is well suited to smaller gardens and containers. Like most Hydrangeas the colour will vary a little depending on soil and growing conditions. Easy to grow, it can be grown in the garden or in a pot or container. In containers use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in late spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. After flowering prune back to close to the old wood. If the plant becomes too large a more drastic pruning can be undertaken!