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Wilting hydrangea

iceice Posts: 332
Bargain bought a hydrangea from the range as one half looked poorly. Its been well watered and was perking up. But then went droopy again. There were woodli e under its pot so I potted it up and well watered and chopped off dead looking branches. However it looks all droopy and very sorry for itself. Any ideas to save it?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    Probably potbound and in too small a pot anyway/  Give it a larger pot or even put it in the ground, in a shady place and give it lots of water.

    It's name tells you what to do

    "...the name hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydor,” meaning water, and “angos,” meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to “water barrel,” referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water and the cup shaped flower ..." extract from Teleflora website.


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  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I agree with Dove, water, water and then water some more image Mine in the ground are needing daily watering at the mo image

  • iceice Posts: 332
    Ors getting watered lots but moved it and have lots to drink. Hoping it'll pull through. Others are doing well though
  • iceice Posts: 332

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     Still looking a bit poorly. Stripped off flowers and well water. Worried it had diease

  • iceice Posts: 332

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    leaves still curled up, been in a bucket of water over weekend so def got enough water. Is it a disease,?

     

     

    Bit worried as second one has turned brown over weekend and leaves curled too (I haven't been around) but it was over watered anything I can do? There'shealthy one in pot too is it disease and should I recuse it?

     

    Can't put igrond yet as still sorting garden

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    They're not in full sun are they?  Most hydrangeas are much happier in shade and the recent temperatures will have scorched them.

    That being said, if one of them was looking poorly from the beginning, it might be past it now image


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  • They don't like pots as they get quite large roots and become very pot bound,   I had one in a massive pot but only ever got two flowers off it.  Planted  it in the ground this spring and it now has load of buds. They pretty much look after themselves unless it is very dry and then they need the occasional watering.   They do well next to a wall I find.  Brilliant plants for on going late summer colour through till October. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    Now that's interesting, because I've found they do very well in pots if you treat them right

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     This is one we brought with us from our last garden, on the day we moved house!

     


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  • May be some species like it pot bound. Mine was choked up with roots when i took it out and the pot was 3ft wide by 18in deep.. It had been in there some years and only pruduced 2 flowers a year. I nearly ditched it! It has masses of buds now though, cant wait to see it with full blooms.
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