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climbing hydrangea care uk

gfs44gfs44 RochfordPosts: 11
When to prune a climbing hydrangea , it’s on a garage brick wall, Essex,well established. Thanks !

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,506
    Prune it after it has flowered. If you prune it now you won't get flowers next year.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    As @Busy-Lizzie says, prune immediately after flowering or you’ll have no flowers next year. 

    There is no need for regular pruning … just what is needed to prevent it from becoming too bushy or outgrowing it’s allotted space. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • gfs44gfs44 RochfordPosts: 11
    Ok, taken on board, thanks !
  • Don't prune them to heavily either as even if you do at the right time it might take a few years to get flowering well again. They also tend to flower better higher up so if you prune the bottom it won't regrow lower down as well and will look a little unbalanced.
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