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Hydrangea Plants for a show in June?

Last post 27-04-2019 11:04 PM by BML. 7 replies.

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  • 27/03/2019 03:04 PM
    • BML
    • 14 Feb 2010
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     My middle son is getting married this June and his fiancée has express a wish that the front of the house they are going to live in should have a row of Hydrangea bushes/plants placed along the front of the house.  Is it possible to obtain any such plants that will be making a reasonable show by June?



  • 29/03/2019 11:27 AM
    • BML
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     Obviously not so I'll forget it.

  • 31/03/2019 08:13 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Hi, just back from holiday and noticed this post. I think most Hydrangeas flower from July onwards although it is possible to buy them in flower earlier but I think that these plants have been raised abroad in a warmer environment. Personally my choice Hydrangea would be H. quercifolia, which can be quite a tall and broad plant. However, there are a few cultivars of H.q that are more compact. RHS link below if you have not already looked at it. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=122#section-5 Blackstart

  • 02/04/2019 07:28 PM
    • BML
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    Many thanks for that.  I will see what I can find.  I came across some today at Homebase in the sort of wrapping Mothers Day used at £5.00 so I bought three in the hope they come into flower for mid June.  They have embryonic flowers at the moment which I hope will develop in the pots which at the moment are in my greenhouse.  I hope that makes sense.  


  • 02/04/2019 08:54 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
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    OK, hope all goes to plan. blackstart

  • 27/04/2019 12:55 PM
    • BML
    • 14 Feb 2010
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     Carrying on from my earlyer Hydranger post I had a look at the ones I planted in the garden a couple of years ago.  When they died off at the end of last year I cut them back and there only just beginning to show new growth.  Does this mean that I would be bettter of growing Hydrangers in a decent size pot and bringing them into the greenhouse at the end of the year.  In other words, How should one treat Hydrangers?

  • 27/04/2019 07:46 PM
    • Nigel
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     I would leave them in the ground. Hydrangeas flower on wood formed the previous year. So they may not flower this year. If you are in a cold part of the country leave the flower heads on until spring to protect the following years flower buds. Cut about a third of the growth off at the base every year this will keep the shrub refreshed without losing a years flowers.

    See here for more info https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=516

  • 27/04/2019 11:04 PM
    • BML
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     Many thanks.