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  • clkclk Posts: 95
    I'm sorry for jumping on the bandwagon again but on the hydrangea subject, mine was doing well but now new growth is like dried up rose buds and many of the leaves are darkened at one edge or almost completely. Is it Frost damage?
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Probably, we had some lovely warm days in April then some quite sharp night frosts when the soft growth had started.  Many plants have got nipped, but they will recover - wait till new growth occurs and then trim off the dead bits.  If there are further harsh frosts forecast, then maybe cover soft growth with some horticultural fleece at night.

    My poor cold frame and cold greenhouse are bursting at the seams as so many things would liked to get outside, but the night temperatures are just still too low.


  • clkclk Posts: 95
    Thank you Bookertoo. I know what you mean, and I have large cucumbers in my lounge that want to go in the cold greenhouse but wilted the last time I tried them there. They like it in here.
  • Jesse2501Jesse2501 Posts: 152

    Looking forward to putting up pictures of nice lush hydrangea growth, thanks. 

  • JenniBeeJenniBee Posts: 20

    I'm in a similar situation. I planted this Hydrangea this year. Was going well, started to form the flowers and was growing then suddenly it looks like it's dying. Will it be ok if I give it plenty of water? I did soak it before i planted it and watered it after planting, as I always do. 




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,946

    I think that's frost damage too - it's ok, it won't do lasting damage - just continue to look after it as normal.  Hopefully the weather will warm up again soon image

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

  • JenniBeeJenniBee Posts: 20

    Thank you Dove! image Appreciated

  • BboltBbolt Posts: 1
    Hi, I bought a beautiful pink hydrangea from my local market last weekend. It was in full flower and looked amazing. I took it out of its pot, dug a very big hole and planted it with compost. I split the roots and watered it well. I didn't add anything else which may have been where I went wrong. Just the day after all the petals started turning white and the day after that they are going brown. I've killed them! I have dug it back out and put it back in its pot with fresh compost in an attempt to save it. Help! What can I do and will I get any flowers back? Amateur alert ????. Many thanks
  • Help. I've never had a problem with a hydrangea. I planted this one a few days ago and it's dying.

    Any help would be appreciated 


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