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11/08/2013 at 14:00

Hi

Is there anyone who can ID this plant for me please so I can learn how to look after it.

It has one woody stem and all the other stems look like fresh growth.

It is about 2 feet tall at the moment.

Thank you

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 This last picture shows the woody stem.

Looking forward to finding out al about it.

Kind regards.

11/08/2013 at 14:03

Looks like a lacecap hydrangea

11/08/2013 at 14:04

Agreed. Hydrangea.

11/08/2013 at 14:12

Gosh what super quick relies, thank you, my husband said he thought hydrangea but I thought not, so he was correct.

11/08/2013 at 16:50

Don't worry, you can always convince him that he just misunderstood what you were saying. That's what my wife does anyway on the odd occasion when I am not wrong.

11/08/2013 at 17:18

Oh I've already had the " I told you so" suppose its ok to let him get something right oncxe in a blue moon. 

11/08/2013 at 17:23

can anyone confirm what soil to plant it in, I'm putting it in an extremely large terracotta pot, from what I've read I don't quite understand what potting compost to get( or if to just use my own from my compost bin) as it seems to state they can go in different type soils. I read....They hate being too dry, so put lots of organic matter in the soil before planting and then mulch every year with a generous layer of compost. 


11/08/2013 at 17:27

The acid/alkaline things you've probably read are for the type which can have blue or pink flowers, depending on soil acidity.  I think you should just use a well-balanced mix for yours, so stuff from your compost bin is probably ideal.

11/08/2013 at 18:20

most certainly a lacecap ,use good compost.

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