what is this desease ?
It's simply that the new young growth has been damaged by the frost and chilly winds of last week. Your plants will recover
It does seem that hydrangeas have been particularly affected this year; probably because the mild March means that they leafed up early ... we've had several queries and similar photos.
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It looks more like physical damage than disease to me. Is there a history to go with the photo? Adverse weather, watering, spraying, change in surroundings?
Yep mine has been suffering too. I've bought one to plant out but will wait until the weather improves a bit more. I find that the wind is doing alot of damage to the leaves.
Thanks for prompt response. Don't think it's wind as it's in a very sheltered position. Any other ideas ?
Take a look at the photos here http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/hydrangea-disease/996218.html
as I said, damage caused by frost/low temperatures caused by the chilly wind from the arctic region we had last week ....... the wind brings the cold air ... even to sheltered spots.
They will recover.
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I walked down to the bottom of my garden yesterday and found the hydrangeas there just the same, I don't usually dead head/prune back until end of April for that very reason but needed to get on.
Now I'll have to go over them again and cut the damaged bits off. Same thing happened a few years ago, that's when I decided to leave cutting back till later, oh well, more haste......??
Its happened to a lot of people this year.
Thanks for all the feedback. I feel very reassured. Seems its not some dreadful disease that would wipe out all my three hydrangeas' !!!