congoscongos Posts: 4


Is there anyone who can ID this plant for me please so I can learn how to look after it.

It has one woody stem and all the other stems look like fresh growth.

It is about 2 feet tall at the moment.

Thank you






 This last picture shows the woody stem.

Looking forward to finding out al about it.

Kind regards.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,113

    Looks like a lacecap hydrangea

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,939

    Agreed. Hydrangea.

  • congoscongos Posts: 4

    Gosh what super quick relies, thank you, my husband said he thought hydrangea but I thought not, so he was correct.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,807

    Don't worry, you can always convince him that he just misunderstood what you were saying. image That's what my wife does anyway on the odd occasion when I am not wrong.

  • congoscongos Posts: 4

    Oh I've already had the " I told you so" suppose its ok to let him get something right oncxe in a blue moon. image

  • congoscongos Posts: 4

    can anyone confirm what soil to plant it in, I'm putting it in an extremely large terracotta pot, from what I've read I don't quite understand what potting compost to get( or if to just use my own from my compost bin) as it seems to state they can go in different type soils. I read....They hate being too dry, so put lots of organic matter in the soil before planting and then mulch every year with a generous layer of compost. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,363

    The acid/alkaline things you've probably read are for the type which can have blue or pink flowers, depending on soil acidity.  I think you should just use a well-balanced mix for yours, so stuff from your compost bin is probably ideal.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • most certainly a lacecap ,use good compost.

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