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Alan S's Journal

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Hydrangea

09 July 2015 14:39:57

My hydrangea have no blooms. They weren't cut back at all but I presumed they should have some sort of florets at thus stage


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Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 09 July 2015 14:53:20

I have a row of them and they are very very slow this year, barly seeing the florets now, i blame the poor weather, alot of the leaves are burnt too from the wind


Alan S Alan S 09 July 2015 15:31:57

I don't feel as bad now Jackie. Pg they'll bud soon


Michele Maria Michele Maria 09 July 2015 21:54:26

Nothing on mine either Alan. Does your shrub usually flower? I got no flowers last year and I'm thinking it is planted in an area that is too dry... spade at the ready!?


Alan S Alan S 09 July 2015 22:03:36

It flowered last year Michele. Nice and leafy this year but I can't see flowers yet... Too lateit could be too dry. I'll look into it for next year


Dick Dick 09 July 2015 22:31:26

Alan, I have plenty of flowers on mine but they are slow to give the usual pink colour. On the other hand, Hypericums are super. I have a number of Hydrangeas rooting. I took the cuttings early in June. Perhaps the Hydrangeas need feeding.


PCON PCON 09 July 2015 22:31:45

Mine are starting to flower. White one first. That plant looks a bit sick. Leaves small and poor colour. Needs plenty of water, mulch, and fertiliser with iron, especially if the soil is  alkaline. What colour were the flowers last year?


Alan S Alan S 09 July 2015 22:43:20

That's great dick. Hopefully yours will color up soon. Pcon maybe it is too dry...it has been fed- but maybe the watering is at fault. There's a few trees around it


PCON PCON 09 July 2015 22:56:41

I notice you live in Moate. That should be boggy, acidic soil, but even so, some iron should help for next year. Probably too late for this year.


Alan S Alan S 09 July 2015 22:59:57

You  would think the soil would be acidic around here but it's alkaline enough. I really think it's down to lack of watering to be honest


Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 July 2015 05:50:51

I have one in the front for years and I have never watered mine. Mind you, no flowers yet. But not sure if there are any buds on it. Must have a closer look today.


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