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Why are the leaves going brown?

Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong with this patio hydrangea I have put it in a tub with soil and compost last week and now the leaves are going brown? Am I over or under watering??
Thanks 

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,131
    Do you have it full sun, and has it been windy where you are? They like some shade, and wind can dry and burn young new leaves too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Did you buy it recently?
    They're often forced into flower early and sold at this time of year, but because they've been cossetted, they get a bit of a shock when put into the real world, especially if you're in an area which has had some frosts.
    However, @JennyJ's reply is right - they're common reasons for the problem you have.
    They don't make very good pot specimens long term though, so you need to consider that for the future.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Ah ok thanks! Yes it’s in full sun for half the day and it’s been pretty sunny!! Ok maybe I will have to move them 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349
    Yes - some shade is preferable for them, especially in pots. They can dehydrate very quickly  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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