Hydragea

David10David10 Posts: 1

I have two new Hydrageas with approx 4 flowers on each with more buds appearing, Do i dead head the old ones as they look a bit sorry for themsleves. If so how do I do it....image

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Just snip or pull the flower head off-don't be tempted do more much than that- next year's flower-buds form behind this years

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,792

    I  leave the old flower heads on my hydrangeas - as they fade the colours change and can become even more beautiful than when the bloom is fresh, and they can be dried to use indoors.  I leave them most of them on until the spring when I prune the plant, as the old flower heads protect the next year's flower buds.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • I let my heads dry out and spray them gold to use for Christmas decorations.
  • Mariebainbridge, I love that idea, I will be doing that this year! Thanks

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