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Hydrangear Question

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    jeansy
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        Have a Hydrangear in a pot on the patio with 2 large flower heads and a third coming.. How do I look after it. Ie remove dying heads ect. Not very clever where this plant is concerned.

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        latsida
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            moggy1923
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                I don’t think they are like Roses or daffodils where one does something in particular to the heads.

                Whenever it suits you, cut the heads off, don’t think it makes any difference to the plants if left on or not.

                Had a couple in a front garden for years. One year they were both cut down to just a few inches from the earth and they grew back up again no problem.

                Had a friend who had much Larger heads on her hydrangeas, I had meant to take a cutting, but never got around to it.

                What colour are the flowers on yours’ ?

                Believe some colour variance depending on the soil type in different countries.

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                jeansy
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                    Hi Moggy Thanks for your reply. Ours are pink. We were told not to cut the heads off, But that may be of the UK climate.

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                    jeansy
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                        Thanks Latsida I will read all info take it in, And hope all goes well

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                        Kat
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                            I was told (when living in the UK) to keep the flower heads on until the first shoots in the Spring. Apparently it protects the plants against frost. It worked.
                            However, here in Crete, I think probably the best thing to do is dead head as soon as the flowers have died.

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                            altohb
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                                I used to do that as well – certainly effective. I haven’t tried growing them here yet, so will be interested to see how the OP gets on.

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