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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,219
    This is not uncommon Anthony. If you know your soil's pH reading (anything above 7 being alkaline and below 7 acidic) this can govern the colouring of your hydrangea (I'm assuming its a mop head type) . Red hydrangeas will go blue if grown in an acid soil and vice versa. If you add lime to the soil around your hydrangea it should go red once more.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,721
    Why do I keep reading this title as "Aston Martin......" ?
  • Sorry to bother everyone again but I`m a veg man not plantman and this plant (yuka?) was inherited with the garden in cornwall,it has speared me through demin jeans and a leather jacket and drawn blood and now it`s done this after two years?Pink flower which came out seemingly overnight?
    Thanks all.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,219
    I think your plant may be an Agave Anthony.  You can clip all the spines off the tips of the leaves to avoid any further injury. Its beautiful.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • wow ,thanks again for swift response.I shall research and will snip the ends off.I thought I might damage the plant but frankly it would be worth it.It is a formidable weapon that has punctured me far too often,and yes it is beautiful.First year I`ve seen a flower on it. just like the New Zealand flax flowered last year with 10/12/ft tall flower spears.Nothing from that this year.
    Thankyou for sharing your knowledge.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,219
    You're always welcome Anthony.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,427
    Mine is doing the same. Yucaa gloriosa variegata  is sending up a flowering spike. It is also known as Spanish Dagger. I have mine at the back of the border.
  • thanks for replies..going by it`s lethal ability,I`ll have it moved close to a low wall.Enter at your peril.Apart from drawing blood it causes a reaction with the skin and results in serious itching!Very pretty though.
  • fidget
    My plant produced flower stem higher than the original plant.Purple/pink and white flowers just maturing now.Is yours the same?I mean do all have the same colour flowers? Thanks.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,836
    Hydrangea colour depends on which one you have and what soil you have.  Some go pink in alkaline soils and acid in blue.  I have one in what turns out to be neutral soil with a hint of acidity so can't make up its mind and is a murky purple.  Its neighbour, also inherited, is deep red but also a different variety.
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