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15/02/2013 at 11:18

You article on line says now is the time to prune hydrangeas. Can you give a bit more description please

15/02/2013 at 11:30

Not sure what you are looking at -or expecting here-but perhaps the indication is to remove the old flower heads??

15/02/2013 at 12:55

ok will do that, thanks

 

15/02/2013 at 13:51

Depends how big you want them to be, if I don't brutalise ours back to the first set of buds then they would run riot. As it is, even with that amount of a prune, they grow to five feet tall. You can also remove the woodiest stems right now too.

 

15/02/2013 at 14:03

Thats what i wondered, Dont want to completely ruin them but they do look a bit sad at the moment. Mine do not seem to get very big and I have one of each sort. Do they prefer a sunny position (as they are now) or a shadier west facing side.

 

15/02/2013 at 14:08

Mine are in reasonable shade for most of the afternoon but do get morning sun and they just go mad!

15/02/2013 at 21:30
When removing old flower heads be careful. Look for the fat double buds below these heads and cut to these.
15/02/2013 at 21:55

nanna 26 go to google or whatever and RHS pruning hydrangeas exellent info for you

good luck Alan4711

19/02/2013 at 15:12
Done mine yesterday, glad to be back in the garden doing some real gardening.
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