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Deadheading and pruning

This is a question about my hydrangea 'Runaway Bride'. It has got plenty of new growth but no more flowers after the ones that were on it when I bought it. It is planted in a pot. Am I supposed to dead head the flowers and when and how should I prune it


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    When did you buy it Sharon? This year or last?
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • I bought it earlier on this year and it came with about 4 flower heads on it. I've put it into a slightly bigger container and there is plenty of green growth on it but no more flower heads
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882
    It would have been brought on in a hot house so that it was flowering and attractive for selling, I doubt it will flower again until next year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • arneilarneil Posts: 287
    I would make sure to give it plenty of water if it is in a pot and it might flower , they are very thirsty plants
  • Thanks for that both Lyn and arneil. Think I am giving it plenty of water and will keep fingers crossed that it flowers again next year. Any idea if I leave the flowerheads on or cut them off?
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