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Can anyone please advise whether this hydrangea has outgrown it's pot ?

The pot is H28cm x W26cm (reducing to 22cm due to the lip of the pot).

If it is now too big, is it possible/easy to remove the plant and re-plant in a flower bed ?

Many thanks in advance, from a keen beginner !









  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,721

    I'd say it needs a bigger pot.

    Unless it's inside a pot, inside that glazed pot, you'll have a right old job to remove it without smashing the glazed pot.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,721

    if it's jammed in there Dave, try running an old bread knife vertically around the edge of the rim to see if you can free it.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,057

    Talking of pot bound Hydrangeas,Hosta,  those I gave you have been in those pots for four years.

    these are from the same lot.



    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks everyone for the brilliant answers !

    It's been in there for under a year (from new) but I'd agree it does look a bit big now.

    The pot is probably more important so I need to decide whether to leave it until the end of summer, or attempt removal and re-pot to a bigger pot (where presumably I'll have the same problem in a year or so). I planted an azalea in the (only) spot I had earmarked for this.


    Decisions decisions......

  • It's out !


    Was a bit of a struggle but got there in the end. Here she is in her new bigger pot (note - I took the nursery's advice and went for a 'pot within a pot' solution'.

    Hopefully she'll take to it with no ill effects...

    Thanks again for excellent advice. Bread knife was keyimage



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,721

    Well done Daveimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,721

    I'd remove that plastic corset affair though. Just a thought.

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