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Saving my Bobo Hydrangea




Hi all


Now that it's spring I have been out in the garden a lot more and I realised my favourite plant was missing! Eventually after carefully  searching the soil I found my Bobo Hydrangea. My husband appears to have been pruning the garden and he took my hydrangea right back. He can't remember when he did it.


Since then a new plant has grown over and into it's space so I decided to dig it up and put it in a tub. I have given it lots of good soil and food. It is still green and alive but showing no signs of growing. Does anyone know if it has any chance of surviving or have any tips to get it to grow?







  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,156

    What is green and alive?

    I can see bark dying back and exposing the inner wood 


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,275
    It doesn't look very alive. Can you see any buds?
  • Nope, no buds. I know it got through the worst of winter okay. It was over pruned either in late winter or early spring.

    I am not expecting any flowering this year but I wasn't sure if I could do anything to rescue it ready for next summer?
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,275
    All you can do is keep your fingers crossed and hope there is some life left it it somewhere. I have to say, it doesn't look very happy but sometimes plants can weather the nastiest pruning. Don't over water or feed. And maybe think about buying a new one.
  • LilyPeonyLilyPeony Posts: 5
    I am so happy to see he is alive and well!
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    That is brown bread, sorry.

  • LilyPeonyLilyPeony Posts: 5



    Nope, I have had a mini miracle. He has sprouted some lovely green leaves and he is looking well. I doubt he'll do much this year but I think he'll make a comeback next summer.


    I just potted him up and filled his pot with some egg shells.





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,818
    LilyPeony wrote (see)
    I am so happy to see he is alive and well!

    That's lovely newsimage

    I take it that your husband's pruning shears have been confiscated, otherwise there may be doubts as to how long he keeps his job as Under Gardener!!! image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LilyPeonyLilyPeony Posts: 5

    His on lawn and deck duty only now image

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