hydrangeas

You article on line says now is the time to prune hydrangeas. Can you give a bit more description please

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Not sure what you are looking atimage -or expecting hereimage-but perhaps the indication is to remove the old flower heads??image

  • imageok will do that, thanks

     

  • Depends how big you want them to be, if I don't brutalise ours back to the first set of buds then they would run riot. As it is, even with that amount of a prune, they grow to five feet tall. You can also remove the woodiest stems right now too.

     

  • Thats what i wondered, Dont want to completely ruin them but they do look a bit sad at the moment. Mine do not seem to get very big and I have one of each sort. Do they prefer a sunny position (as they are now) or a shadier west facing side.

     

  • Mine are in reasonable shade for most of the afternoon but do get morning sun and they just go mad!

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    nanna 26 go to google or whatever and RHS pruning hydrangeas exellent info for you

    good luck Alan4711image

  • Done mine yesterday, glad to be back in the garden doing some real gardening.
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