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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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Best hydrangeas for a sunny spot

Best hydrangeas for a sunny spot

Image by adege from Pixabay If you live in an area that has ample sunlight and you simply can’t find a place in your garden that’s going to provide afternoon shade, rest assured you can still plant hydrangeas, you just need to find the ones that are best suited for a sunny spot. Full sun hydrangeas Most hydrangeas prefer a lot of shade especially in the afternoon but there are some varieties that thrive in sunlight. If you have a…

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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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