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B3B3 Posts: 25,241

I have a hydrangea - dark leaves pink/ cream flowers that is doing ok - ish.

It's in south facing clay and near the door so it gets watered reasonably frequently but I have a feeling it would do better elsewhere.

What is the ideal situation and when can I move it if necessary?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241

    I think I'll move it to dappled shade. It flops a a lot and I rescue it with a bucket of water. It flowered well but the leaves were becoming greener and losing their dark shade.

    It looks ropey now, but l suppose that's to be expected at this time of year.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 738

    I planted mine in part/dappled shade (4 hours morning sun) a few years back and I was worried it wouldn't flower well but it is quite the opposite. It is packed with huge flower heads and they are vivid deep pink with deep green leaves. I would definately say part shade is better :)

    Last edited: 25 September 2016 19:39:57

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241

    Shall I do it now or wait a bit

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241

    Thanks V&C will doimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I moved one from a west to east facing position this year. I had it in a big pot but someone had neglected to water it (image) and then the thrips or capsid bugs got it and it looked awful.

    Massively picked up since and got some new growth. I watered it a fair bit when I moved it as its not a small plant.

    Wearside, England.
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