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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.



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.


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


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

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