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Hydrangea growing conditions – A Simple Guide to giving them the best start

Hydrangea growing conditions – A Simple Guide to giving them the best start

What growing conditions do hydrangeas need? They are fairly simple requirements. Hydrangeas are very old-fashioned flowers in terms of the charm they provide to any garden. This shrub offers beautiful flowers and is tolerant of almost any soil. The range of colors you have access to is vast. They are excellent options for a range of garden sites whether you want to plant them as a shrub in pots or as a hedge. Planting hydrangeas Hydrangeas thrive in rich and…

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Best plant food for hydrangeas

Best plant food for hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are very easy to care for but they grow best if you feed them once or twice in the summer. What to feed hydrangeas Chemical fertilizers or something organic can be used to feed your hydrangeas. Organic methods of applying compost around the roots give really good results but you can also add organic matter to the soil with a quick shot of chemical fertilizer if you want to maximize these results. If you are using chemical fertilizers it’s…

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Hydrangeas spring care

Hydrangeas spring care

Hydrangeas are early risers, beginning their transition to beautiful blooms and foliage come springtime. So spring is the perfect time to tend to their overall health. What to do with hydrangeas in Spring Looking after hydrangeas in Spring is easy with a little feed, sun, and water. Springtime buffet In spring you can start to add fertilizer to your hydrangeas to give it the nutrients it needs for new growth. Sprinkle a 10-10-10 blend on top of the soil and…

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What time of year do you plant hydrangeas

What time of year do you plant hydrangeas

When to plant hydrangeas You can, theoretically, plant hydrangeas at any time but the time of year they are planted will dictate when you first see blooms. For example: if you plant hydrangeas in the early spring, you could still get blooms the same year so long as the blooms grow on new growth. If instead, you plant in the fall, your plant will still survive and thrive but you won’t get any blooms until the following season depending on…

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How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

If you have hydrangeas you know that they are fairly easy to grow, they are very tolerant of things like heat and humidity as well as sea air or sunlight. However, they will grow to quite a large size depending on the variety, with a width between 3 and 5 ft. Many people think that bigger is better especially when it comes to their flowers. The hydrangeas are known for their incredibly large flowers and yet these can literally be…

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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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Do hydrangeas need feeding

Do hydrangeas need feeding

Feeding hydrangeas Regarded for having lush foliage and incredibly large flowerheads, hydrangeas are a common staple in most gardens but feeding hydrangeas is a question that most gardeners have. In a lot of cases, hydrangeas will grow well even if you don’t feed them. However, with some plants, such as those in pots or in poor soil, it can really make a difference. It can even help change the flower colour too. When to feed hydrangeas Hydrangea fertilizer and feeding…

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When to deadhead hydrangeas

When to deadhead hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a beautiful shrub, one that is known for the quintessential blue and pink blooms of the mop head and lacecap varieties. These shrubs can grow almost anywhere with very little maintenance and their blooms are stunning. Some varieties don’t just stop there, they offer beautifully colored leaves throughout the fall. But what about when the flowers have died? What do you do then? Deadheading Once your hydrangea flowers have died you can remove them and this is called…

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How to care for hydrangeas to keep them healthy and flowering

How to care for hydrangeas to keep them healthy and flowering

Hydrangeas have won the hearts of many thanks to the timeless beauty and the easy-care required. Growing gorgeous hydrangeas and keeping them healthy and flowering is a fairly simple task, suitable for all gardeners. The question many people ask is ‘how do you care for hydrangeas?’ well this starts with what type of hydrangea you have. Types of hydrangeas There are hundreds of modern varieties of hydrangeas perfect for every idea or design you want. There are dozens of species…

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Potted hydrangea care – What you need to know

Potted hydrangea care – What you need to know

Hydrangeas are beautiful shrubs that make a powerful statement in any garden or home. Most people know the soft pink and blue clustered flowers typical of big-leaf hydrangeas but you can also find beautiful white colors, deeper reds, and multiple shades of purple. Hydrangeas are common as garden shrubs but you can grow them in pots or containers just as successfully. Whether you have those pots outside or inside caring for them does require a moderate amount of attention. Before…

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