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I think my old Hydrangea is on it's last legs. Grown in a a pot, it has never really done much,only one flower this year ( probably root bound)   Inclined to bin it but wonder if it's worth giving it the kiss of life.

Any thoughts on repotting, pruning,over wintering etc?



  • Thanks Verdum. Hate throwing plants away, but I think you are right.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,701

    Buy a new one AND try and revive the old one. Where is the challenge, if you just chuck it away. Next Spring, prune it heavily, repot and you just never know.

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  • Like that. Will have a go, thanks

  • Hi Roybooth if the plant was mine I would plant it in the garden you have nothing to lose.

    I just hate the thought of throwing plants away that just might revive themselves.

    I transplanted two last year that looked sick and this year they flowered, give it a go.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    I would also pick about to see if I could get some worthwhile off shoots. I can't help myself and then I am left with growing plants I have not got room for. I don't like dumping  any viable plant.  I just have to do it sometimes,  I have been able to pass on quite a number of plants on Freecyle this year.  

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    By the sound of it, this year has been a poor year regarding flowering hydrangeas Roy. Its been a big topic of conversation on here over recent months. Like its been said previously. Plant it up in to open ground. And sprinkle fish bone and blood around it next Spring

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