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Please diagnose my Hydrangea

Hi all, 

In the past month, one of my relatively young hydrangeas (approx.3-4 months old) has gone downhill very fast. Black rimmed leaves that are now turning yellow. 

Is this a mineral deficiency or a case of over-watering due to the weather? 

Thanks, 
James

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,690
    Image result for its autumn
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    When you say 3 or 4 months old, do you mean you planted it 3 or 4 moths ago?
    It looks big if it's a 3 month old plant.
    It could be a bit droopy as it may have grown quite quickly after being planted - the stems are very fine. Otherwise, it's probably fine.
    Can you offer more info about the soil and if you've been feeding it etc? They don't really need much other than water.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    What type of hydrangea is that? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    I wondered about that too @Lyn. It didn't look familiar. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • It looks more like Physalis than a hydrangea.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    It does @amancalledgeorge

    Perhaps the OP could come back with more info  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I didn’t like to say 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Could have been a nursery mix up. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • It’s not one of the hydrangeas that I know  :/

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    It would be interesting to see the others. The OP mentioned it was 'one of' his hydrangeas.
    I have to say - I thought it looked a bit 'off', but I took @jpilarge at his word that it was a hydrangea. It's why I asked about the 3 or 4 month thing though   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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