sharon.pratt Posts: 7
Hiya all, here's hoping someone can help me. I have just received the Hydrangea 'Runaway Bride' and am all ready to plant it up in the pot I also ordered but I'm not sure what compost I should be using. Is there a special compost I need or will any potting compost do?
Thompson & Morgan where I got if from says this -
'Hydrangeas prefers a position in shade or semi-shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively, plant Hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in ericaceous'
This plant can even go in a hanging basket - https://mrplantgeek.com/2018/06/07/plants-in-focus-hydrangea-runaway-bride/
Ericaceous compost or alliumium feed - acidic soil will turn hydrangea blue - alkaline soil turn them pink . It not normally the case with white variety's they are just white .
The leaves were lovely colours in the autumn too.