Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:40
That looks like Annabelle to me Meg. They can be a bit lax in habit. If you're on clay it should be perfectly happy. It's only been in a few months so it's establishing right now so don't expect too much from it this year. It looks pretty healthy. A bit of leaf loss and the odd problem is common. I do understand your loss been in that position myself many years ago now, but have 3 large tall boys now all much taller than me. So life will get better and so will your hydrangea.