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Id & Hydrangea Question

VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 646
Hey guys found this little plant growing next to my arch, any ideas. Also i took some cuttings from my Hydrangea Runaway Bride a while ago, they are coming on and have and have flowers on. Would it be best to snip the flowers off?.



  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    edited May 2022
    Looks like a horse chestnut sapling, have you been playing conkers?

    as for the hydrangea I’d cut the buds off at that size but am sure others with greater wisdom on that will be along 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,894
    Definitely take the flowers of hydrangea cutting.
    Seedlings look a bit like Horse Chestnut. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,132
    Agree with both the above responses.  Your hydrangea is still using energy stored in the stem so remove the flower buds and keep it watered and in a sheltered spot until you see roots poking thru at the base which is when you know it's ready to pot on.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 646
    edited May 2022
    Thanks peeps for the advice, we have grey squirrels that visit the garden so it must be a conker they buried but ive not seen any chestnut trees around my home surroundings.
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