Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

I keep seeing this (it has been on offer through GW) , hydrangea Glam Rock. It looks too good to be true. Common sense tells me it won't be as impressive in 'real gardens' unless the ph is spot on and even then maybe not. Has anyone any experience or photos of theirs? Thank you.




  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Snap MrsGarden, I very nearly ordered it and I have seen it in my local GC too so know it's a good deal.

    I agree with you about the colours but aI think it might be a new variety this year so I'm   not sure if anyone will have experience of it flowering??

    I do love Hydrangeas though....hmm, now you've got me thinking imageimage


  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    It's T&M so the real plant will not look like the enhanced image they show.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,100

    Also, if its from t and m it may be a tiny plug, you probably wont see flowers for a few years. Make sure you find out how big a plant you will get for 7.00, and will it come with a guarantee.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I'm thinking I may get one with my birthday money but if I do will get it from my local GC so I know what I'm buying.  If 2 packets of seeds take almost a week from T&M goodness knows how long this would take and not read good comments recently re plant quality image

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Thanks everyone,not quite what I wanted you to say image Wanted you to say it's massive and completely true to colour on the photo regardless of where it's planted - never mind!image

    Did put it on my birthday list last Oct but took it off again when I saw how small it would be and considering the price. I'll keep my eyes open at GC when it should be in flower later in the year.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    My local family run GC isn't huge MrsGarden so I'm sure they would have them near you somewhere? 

    I might have another look next week while I am off and let you know.  If you can't get one, I could always deliver one to you when I am over that way with work image

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 394

    Bought one last year sadly it died on me.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Thanks nodlisab, not looking promising is it? Think I'll wait a few years!

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    Just read the small print for this '' The flower colour will differ according to your soil PH'', in other words it will not look like the picture.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    That's what I wondered, haven't read the small print though.....cheeky isn't it??!!

    Don't think I'll bother either now MrsGarden, I'll just stick to regular Hydrangea image

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    I did read the small print but kinda ever hopeful and wanted to ignore itimage

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    I've resisted making a Marc Bolan based joke on this all morning!

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Go on then Sweetpea, let it out image

  • My neighbour has it it's amazeballs 

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Shouldn't that be glitter balls Stacey image

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     Mrs Garden, here is a 'photo of Glam Rock ordered from a  channel and delivered about a fortnight ago, they were planted straight into the tub with Tref compost and B.F.B., from the same channel and were covered with a cap of newspaper on the frosty nights,( the c.d. case is for comparison)

    Hope the 'photo shows o'k.


  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Look very healthy peter, would love to see a picture when they flower.image

  • Will post one when (and if).

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I've never grown "Hydies"  before, do they need "pinching out" at  all?

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Not sure Peter, I've never had a small one. Maybe someone else will have a look in and help you out.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    All I can find is this Peter, it is the last bit that talks about pinching out, but that's for cuttings and yours look bigger than cuttings.  

    I personally would leave them unless they look like they are getting leggy and not bushy and then maybe pinch the top, but I'm not an expert, although have grown my one. Hydrangea for longer than anything else I have image

    I am going to take cuttings from mine at the end of the summer and see if I can make babies, never tried it before image

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