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Smooth hydrangea care – Your guide to wild hydrangeas

Smooth hydrangea care – Your guide to wild hydrangeas

Image from Wikimedia.org – Capain-Tucker Growing wild hydrangeas Smooth hydrangeas are sometimes referred to as wild hydrangeas because of their giant white blooms. Smooth hydrangeas are well-regarded for the large, white flowers produced on the shrub. When the shrub first blooms you will notice that it takes on a light green hue. As the flower begins to mature it transitions from that light green colour into a creamy or bright white colour. There are distinct varieties that you can find…

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Hydrangea seemannii climbing hydrangea growing guide

Hydrangea seemannii climbing hydrangea growing guide

All of the climbing hydrangeas have one thing in common:  it takes them a while to establish their roots after they have been planted which means that if you decide to plant evergreen climbing hydrangeas, you probably won’t see much happening the first year after you have planted it. But of course you will have to keep that soil moist and continue watering day in and day out even if you don’t see any changes to the plant. What climbing…

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Hydrangea Runaway Bride – growing & care guide

Hydrangea Runaway Bride – growing & care guide

The hydrangea Runaway Bride has received accolades as the plant of the year for 2018 at the RHS Flower Show. It is a very strong hydrangea and has quickly become one of the favoured shrubs among UK gardeners. The hydrangea Runaway Bride has beautiful stems, blooms, and leaves which can be grown in hanging baskets or even grown over a wall. No not many hydrangeas can be grown in this way! How did The Runaway Bride come to be? A…

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Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

The Pinky Winky hydrangea is a flowering deciduous shrub that produces pink and white flower heads. You will notice it throughout the course of their blooming season, which is quite long, the flower has continued to change colours. The full name is called the hydrangea paniculata Pinky Winky which is also referred to as a panicle hydrangea. This is a summer-flowering shrub that is easy to take care of and a fabulous starter for those who are new to gardening….

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Endless Summer Hydrangea – Care and growing tips

Endless Summer Hydrangea – Care and growing tips

Image by MADSkills from Pixabay If you are looking for a hydrangea that will give you an unlimited amount of blooms for a much longer cycle than a simple hydrangea, you want to grow the hydrangea Endless Summer variety. Growing endless summer hydrangeas Hydrangea Endless Summer is unique because it can produce blooms on new and old growth alike. This is what allows it to rebloom all summer long rather than just bloom the once. Winter care In order to…

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Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Snowball hydrangeas refer to a common nickname that describes the appearance of the plants. The Annabelle hydrangeas are typically referred to as snowball hydrangeas. It can also refer to a type of panicle hydrangea or the smooth leaf. Knowing when to prune is based upon whether the variety you have is going to produce new flowers on the old stems or the new stems. What You Will Need Hand pruners or Pruning shears Bleach or rubbing alcohol Mixing bowl and…

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Lacecap hydrangea care

Lacecap hydrangea care

Growing lacecap hydrangeas is very simple so long as you follow some basic rules. The lacecap hydrangeas are also referred to as bigleaf hydrangeas because, as the name implies, they have rather large leaves but they also have attractive flower clusters that are blue and pink with edged flowers around the center. With proper care your lacecap hydrangea can grow up to 6 feet tall and wide. It will bloom typically between July and August depending on where you live….

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Deadheading endless summer hydrangea plants

Deadheading endless summer hydrangea plants

If you want to help your Endless Summer hydrangea to achieve better blooms and overall increased vitality, one thing you can do is deadheading. How to deadhead endless summer hydrangeas The Endless Summer hydrangea is very similar to other bigleaf hydrangeas as it needs consistently moist soil, partial shade, and while it is classified as an endless bloomer, with flowers between early summer and fall, it will respond quite well to deadheading. Deadheading is a process of removing the dead…

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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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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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