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Planting out hydrangeas

I’ve got a few hydrangea’s in outside pots that are now getting a bit large. Is now a good time to plant them into borders in the garden or should I wait until Spring? Any advice of how best to do this to make sure they come back in full flower next year? 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,414
    I would do that now, they are very tough old plants.  When you say large, how large? I’ve got some in pots here that I did from cutting a few years ago and they stay out all winter no protection. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,066
    Lyn's beaten me to it  :)
    As long as you haven't any difficult weather coming up in the next few days, you can plant out. Prep the new hole well  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Some of them are 12/15 years old and have been in pots all that time. They do really well but I just felt that this year they seemed too big for the pots! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,066
    They might be a bit pot bound - if they are, just tease the roots out a little before replanting  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you 
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