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Types of hydrangeas – The complete guide

Types of hydrangeas – The complete guide

Hydrangeas are a favoured flower among gardeners and florists alike, distinguished by their round flower heads and beautifully coloured blooms. Most people do not realize that there are five main types of hydrangeas. While most people think of these blue, purple, and pink flowers, the majority of hydrangea blooms are actually white. The leaves on the plants can vary from big leaves to oak leaves all of which display beautifully bright colours throughout the fall. In order to figure out…

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How to keep hydrangeas blue

How to keep hydrangeas blue

With different varieties of hydrangeas, specifically mopheads and Lacecaps, you have creative control over the color of the blooms. You can, to some degree, control whether the blooms are blue or pink hues. By adjusting the pH balance of the soil you can keep your hydrangeas blue. How to get blue hydrangeas First of all, you need to make sure that you buy the right varieties. Not all hydrangeas produce blue flowers. Some hydrangeas like Oak Leaf hydrangeas will produce…

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The best hydrangeas for shade

The best hydrangeas for shade

Hydrangeas are a great shrub for any garden, offering dozens of varieties with all manner of leaves, growth sizes, and colors. Where do you start though, if you have a heavily shaded yard or garden? Can hydrangeas grow in shade? Absolutely. In fact, many of the most common varieties like mophead and lacecap are perfect for shaded regions or shaded environments. Which varieties of Hydrangea grow in shade? Hydrangea aspera Climbing hydrangea Mophead hydrangea Lacecap hydrangea Hydrangea Aspera Rough-leaved hydrangeas,…

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Why are my hydrangea leaves wilting and turning brown?

Why are my hydrangea leaves wilting and turning brown?

There is nothing more frustrating then to work incredibly hard cultivating new plants, caring to their every need day in and day out only to see your hydrangea leaves wilting and turning brown. Transplantation woes Problem: If you have recently transplanted your hydrangeas they might not take to their new location effectively. Some plants taken from a nursery come in a potting soil mixture that is very high in peat moss. This is a cheap filler that nurseries rely on…

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Propagating Climbing Hydrangea Cuttings

Propagating Climbing Hydrangea Cuttings

Hydrangeas are a shrub that is resistant to most pests, they can thrive in shade or sun, and they have the strength to bounce back from even the coldest of winters. online retailers will sell container plants, even the smallest of which can be quite expensive. If you don’t want to spend hundreds in order to get hydrangeas throughout your home and yard, you can propagate your climbing Hydrangea cuttings. Can you propagate climbing hydrangeas? Yes! Absolutely. In fact, fresh…

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How to prune hydrangeas

How to prune hydrangeas

Hydrangeas need love and care like any other plant and part of that is proper pruning. The methods used and the frequency of said pruning is contingent upon the species and your overall goals. How do you prune a hydrangea? There are different methods one can employ to properly prune hydrangeas. As your plants are establishing themselves you should begin with the process of deadheading. How to Deadhead hydrangeas Deadheading removes dead blooms. If you live in a mild area…

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limelight hydrangea, lime green, cream to pink! Growing Tips, advice & More

limelight hydrangea, lime green, cream to pink! Growing Tips, advice & More

Hydrangea Limelight (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight) Limelight Hydrangea is one of beauty with is large conical shaped flowers that can be up to 30cm (12″) long that start out a pleasant lime green before turning creamy-white then pink as they mature. This stunning deciduous shrub grows to around 6ft (180cm) tall by around 5ft (150cm) wide with mature old plants that are not pruned getting slightly larger. So where to plant Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ It is best suited in well-drained but fertile soil in…

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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, a simply spectacular flowering shrub

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, a simply spectacular flowering shrub

Vanilla Strawberry (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’) – a real show stopper and award winner Hydrangea ‘Strawberry Vanilla’ was introduced from France and has got to be one of the most eye-catching hydrangeas in recent years. Being named “top plant” by the American Nursery and Landscape Association it easy to see why! This easy to grow hydrangea will grow well in south facing positions which can sometimes be less forgiving for some shrubs and yet still seems to thrive in sunny positions…

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How to change hydrangea colour, which you prefer pink or blue!

How to change hydrangea colour, which you prefer pink or blue!

How to change the colour of hydrangeas – Learn how to change hydrangea colour now! One of the most exciting things about hydrangeas is the ability for them to change colour from pink to blue, blue to pink and even to a dramatic mauve/purple colour. Firstly not all hydrangeas can change colour, the only hydrangea that have the ability to change their flower colour as if by magic are the hydrangea macrophylla varieties. These are the large mop head hydrangeas as…

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Common Hydrangea pests & diseases

Common Hydrangea pests & diseases

A basic guide to pests and diseases that effect Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas are well known for there large impressive showy flowers and ability to change their flower colour from pink to blue because of the soil type. Hydrangeas are generally pest and disease free but as with all plants sometimes they can be affected by diseases or pests. We have put together a list of the most common diseases and pests which you can refer to and try and identify any problems you…

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