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31/01/2013 at 16:24

Some help please. In north cornwall we are snow free and a mild climate.

This year one of my hydrangeas in still very green. Although last years flowers are dead the leaves are still green and looking very strong.

Should i prune now( which is the norm here) or wait until later when perhaps some leaves may have died.


31/01/2013 at 16:39

If you want to tidy it up now I'd go ahead, given your location & if you've done it before.

Perhaps dont prune right down to where you really want to go, but say to a couple of buds/nodes above, so any late frosts would 'nip' those shoots instead. That way is erring on the safe side? J.

31/01/2013 at 16:40

The only pruning I have ever done is to remove the old flower heads-wouldn't worry at all about the leaves-let them do their own thing in time

31/01/2013 at 16:52

To sotongeoff. What a good idea. I didnt think of that

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