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Dividing Hydrangeas – what you need to know

Dividing Hydrangeas – what you need to know

Last updated on July 17th, 2019 Image by Jan van Winsen from Pixabay If you have hydrangeas in your garden you know that they are a beautiful spring and summertime shrub. They bring myriad colours to any garden so it makes sense that you might want to increase the beauty you have. But can you split hydrangeas? Yes. Splitting hydrangeas are much easier than you think. What you will need: A shovel A pitchfork Pick or axe Rope or twine…

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Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

Last updated on July 17th, 2019 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…

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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

Last updated on July 18th, 2019 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…

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Best plant food for hydrangeas

Best plant food for hydrangeas

Last updated on July 18th, 2019 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…

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Hydrangeas spring care

Hydrangeas spring care

Last updated on July 18th, 2019 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 feeding In spring you can start to add hydrangea feed to your hydrangeas to give it the nutrients it needs for new growth. Sprinkle growmore on…

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What time of year do you plant hydrangeas

What time of year do you plant hydrangeas

Last updated on July 18th, 2019 When to plant hydrangeas You can, theoretically, plant hydrangeas at any time but the time of year they are planted may dictate when you first see blooms. To answer the question, we recommend planting potted plants in spring or autumn, avoid planting in winter. 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 or they have now been…

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How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

Last updated on June 24th, 2020 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…

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Lacecap hydrangea care

Lacecap hydrangea care

Last updated on August 1st, 2019 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…

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Do hydrangeas need feeding

Do hydrangeas need feeding

Last updated on August 1st, 2019 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…

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When to deadhead hydrangeas

When to deadhead hydrangeas

Last updated on April 9th, 2019 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…

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