Climbing Hydrangea- help?
We had a beautiful well established climbing hydrangea on the north facing wall of our house for many years. It’s flowered every year since we have lived here - 10 years and I’ve never done more than trim off the odd shoots to keep it away from windows. For some reason this year there are virtually no leaves on it at all apart from a few tiny half green leaf shoots lower down. Mostly it looks dead! I have no idea what to do and it looks so sad. ☹️
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
It's most likely dried out at the base - especially as it looks as if it's planted very tight to the wall. It's virtually impossible to overwater them. In the right conditions - cool and damp, they grow enormous and cover huge areas. Definitely worth trying to revive it. Lovely plants.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...