You article on line says now is the time to prune hydrangeas. Can you give a bit more description please
Not sure what you are looking at -or expecting here-but perhaps the indication is to remove the old flower heads??
ok 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!
nanna 26 go to google or whatever and RHS pruning hydrangeas exellent info for you
good luck Alan4711